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From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 [gcide]:

Emaciate \E*ma"ci*ate\, verb (used without an object) [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 The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 [gcide]:

Emaciate \E*ma"ci*ate\, verb (used with an object) To cause to waste away in flesh and become very lean; as, his sickness emaciated him.

From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 [gcide]:

Emaciate \E*ma"ci*ate\, adjective [L. emaciatus, p. p.] Emaciated. "Emaciate steeds." --T. Warton.

From WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006) [wn]:

emaciate

verb

1: cause to grow thin or weak; "The treatment emaciated him" [syn: {waste}, {emaciate}, {macerate}]

2: grow weak and thin or waste away physically; "She emaciated during the chemotherapy"


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