emaciate Meaning, Definition & Usage
verb cause to grow thin or weak
- The treatment emaciated him
verb grow weak and thin or waste away physically
- She emaciated during the chemotherapy
E*ma"ci*ate intransitive verb
To lose flesh gradually and become very lean; to waste away in flesh."He emaciated and pined away." Sir T. Browne.
E*ma"ci*ate transitive verb
To cause to waste away in flesh and become very lean; as, his sickness. emaciatedhim
Emaciated."Emaciate steeds." T. Warton.
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