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


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


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Origin of emaciation

1655–65; < Latin ēmaciāt(us) (see emaciate) + -ion

Words nearby emaciation

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Medical definitions for emaciation

[ ĭ-mā′shē-āshən ]


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