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[ih-mey-shee-ey-shuh n, -see-] /ɪˌmeɪ ʃiˈeɪ ʃən, -si-/

abnormal thinness caused by lack of nutrition or by disease.
the process of .

1660s, from Latin emaciationem, noun of state from past participle stem of emaciare (see emaciate), or perhaps a native formation from emaciate.

emaciation e·ma·ci·a·tion (ĭ-mā’shē-ā’shən)
The process of losing so much flesh as to become extremely thin; wasting.


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