emaciation

[ih-mey-shee-ey-shuh n, -see-]
See more synonyms for emaciation on Thesaurus.com

Origin of emaciation

1655–65; < Latin ēmaciāt(us) (see emaciate) + -ion
Dictionary.com Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2018


Examples from the Web for emaciation

Historical Examples of emaciation

  • Poverty, emaciation, and a semi-barbarism deformed the whole kingdom.

  • Propped up with pillows, he looked at me with the big eyes of his emaciation.

    Romance

    Joseph Conrad and F.M. Hueffer

  • Refugees who had hidden in the woods came to the camps in rags and emaciation.

    Peter the Hermit

    Daniel A. Goodsell

  • Not the thinness of emaciation, but that of bodily structure.

    The Galaxy Primes

    Edward Elmer Smith

  • On such occasions, he issues forth in a state of extreme weakness and emaciation.

    Bruin

    Mayne Reid


Word Origin and History for emaciation
n.

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

Online Etymology Dictionary, © 2010 Douglas Harper

emaciation in Medicine

emaciation

[ĭ-mā′shē-āshən]
n.
  1. The process of losing so much flesh as to become extremely thin; wasting.
The American Heritage® Stedman's Medical Dictionary Copyright © 2002, 2001, 1995 by Houghton Mifflin Company. Published by Houghton Mifflin Company.