emaciation

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

noun

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

Origin of emaciation

1655–65; < Latin ēmaciāt(us) (see emaciate) + -ion
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Word Origin and History for emaciation

emaciation


n.

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

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Medicine definitions for emaciation

emaciation

[ ĭ-mā′shē-āshən ]

n.

The process of losing so much flesh as to become extremely thin; wasting.
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