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  4  definitions  found 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Emaciate  \E*ma"ci*ate\,  v.  i.  [imp.  &  p.  p.  {Emaciated};  p.  pr 
  &  vb  n.  {Emaciating}.]  [L.  emaciatus  p.  p.  of  emaciare  to 
  make  lean;  e  +  maciare  to  make  lean  or  meager,  fr  macies 
  leanness,  akin  to  macer  lean.  See  {Meager}.] 
  To  lose  flesh  gradually  and  become  very  lean;  to  waste  away 
  in  flesh.  ``He  emaciated  and  pined  away.''  --Sir  T.  Browne. 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Emaciate  \E*ma"ci*ate\,  v.  t. 
  To  cause  to  waste  away  in  flesh  and  become  very  lean;  as  his 
  sickness  emaciated  him 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Emaciate  \E*ma"ci*ate\,  a.  [L.  emaciatus  p.  p.] 
  Emaciated.  ``Emaciate  steeds.''  --T.  Warton. 
 
  From  WordNet  r  1.6  [wn]: 
 
  emaciate 
  v  1:  cause  to  grow  thin  or  weak;  "The  treatment  emaciated  him" 
  [syn:  {waste},  {macerate}] 
  2:  grow  weak  and  thin  or  waste  away  physically;  "She  emaciated 
  during  the  chemotherapy" 




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