verb (used with object), e·ma·ci·at·ed, e·ma·ci·at·ing.
Origin of emaciate
Examples from the Web for emaciate
Honor now bathed his face, and wet his lips with water, and as she sprinkled and rubbed back the gray hair from his emaciate!Fardorougha, The Miser|William Carleton
Many of these infants are of such low vitality, however, that in spite of the most careful feeding they emaciate and die.
Her cheeks were pale and emaciate, and her forced smile only proclaimed more loudly the grief which was consuming her heart.Louis XIV., Makers of History Series|John S. C. Abbott
After a month of toil and suffering, ragged and emaciate he at midnight reached the settlement.
The animals lose their appetite from the first, begin to emaciate, and show symptoms of malnutrition and starvation.Barium, A Cause of the Loco-Weed Disease|Albert Cornelius Crawford
Word Origin for emaciate
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.