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emaciated


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  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  WordNet  r  1.6  [wn]: 
 
  emaciated 
  adj  :  very  thin  especially  from  disease  or  hunger  or  cold; 
  "emaciated  bony  hands";  "a  nightmare  population  of 
  gaunt  men  and  skeletal  boys";  "eyes  were  haggard  and 
  cavernous";  "small  pinched  faces";  kept  life  in  his 
  wasted  frame  only  by  grim  concentration"  [syn:  {bony}, 
  {cadaverous},  {gaunt},  {haggard},  {pinched},  {skeletal}, 
  {wasted}] 




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