Emaciate



[ih-mey-shee-eyt] /ɪˈmeɪ ʃiˌeɪt/

verb (used with object), emaciated, emaciating.
1.
to make abnormally lean or thin by a gradual wasting away of flesh.
/ɪˈmeɪsɪˌeɪt/
verb
1.
(usually transitive) to become or cause to become abnormally thin
v.

1620s (implied in emaciating), from Latin emaciatus, past participle of emaciare “make lean, waste away,” from ex- “out” (see ex-) + macies “leanness,” from macer “thin” (see macro-). Related: Emaciated; emaciating.

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