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emaciate

[ ih-mey-shee-eyt ]
/ 瑟藞me瑟 蕛i藢e瑟t /
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verb (used with object), e路ma路ci路at路ed, e路ma路ci路at路ing.
to make abnormally lean or thin by a gradual wasting away of flesh.
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Origin of emaciate

1640鈥50; <Latin 膿maci膩tus, wasted away, equivalent to 膿-e-1 + maci膩tus, past participle of maci膩re to produce leanness (maci(膿s) leanness + -膩tus-ate1)

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British Dictionary definitions for emaciate

emaciate
/ (瑟藞me瑟s瑟藢e瑟t) /

verb
(usually tr) to become or cause to become abnormally thin

Derived forms of emaciate

emaciation, noun

Word Origin for emaciate

C17: from Latin 膿maci膩re to make lean, from macer thin
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