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Meaning of EMACIATE

Pronunciation:  i'meyshee`eyt

WordNet Dictionary
  1. [v]  grow weak and thin or waste away physically; "She emaciated during the chemotherapy"
  2. [v]  cause to grow thin or weak; "The treatment emaciated him"

EMACIATE is a 8 letter word that starts with E.


 Synonyms: macerate, waste
 See Also: change state, debilitate, drain, emaciate, enfeeble, turn



Webster's 1913 Dictionary
  1. \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.
  2. \E*ma"ci*ate\, v. t.
    To cause to waste away in flesh and become very lean; as, his
    sickness emaciated him.
  3. \E*ma"ci*ate\, a. [L. emaciatus, p. p.]
    Emaciated. ``Emaciate steeds.'' --T. Warton.
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