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[ih-mey-shee-eyt] /ɪˈmeɪ ʃiˌeɪt/

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

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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