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5 definitions found
 for Emaciate
From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 :

  Emaciate \E*ma"ci*ate\, a. [L. emaciatus, p. p.]
     Emaciated. "Emaciate steeds." --T. Warton.
     [1913 Webster]

From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 :

  Emaciate \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.
     [1913 Webster]

From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 :

  Emaciate \E*ma"ci*ate\, v. t.
     To cause to waste away in flesh and become very lean; as, his
     sickness emaciated him.
     [1913 Webster]

From WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006) :

  emaciate
      v 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"

From Moby Thesaurus II by Grady Ward, 1.0 :

  33 Moby Thesaurus words for "emaciate":
     Sanforize, atrophy, attenuate, consume, consume away, dilute,
     dribble away, dry up, emacerate, macerate, parch, pine away,
     preshrink, rarefy, run to seed, run to waste, sear, shrink,
     shrivel, subtilize, thin, thin away, thin down, thin out, waste,
     waste away, water, water down, weaken, weazen, wither, wither away,
     wizen
  
  

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