Definition of Emaciate

1. Verb. Cause to grow thin or weak. "The treatment emaciated him"

Exact synonyms: Macerate, Waste
Generic synonyms: Debilitate, Drain, Enfeeble
Derivative terms: Emaciation, Maceration, Wastage, Wasting



2. Verb. Grow weak and thin or waste away physically. "She emaciated during the chemotherapy"
Generic synonyms: Change State, Turn
Derivative terms: Emaciation

Definition of Emaciate

1. v. i. To lose flesh gradually and become very lean; to waste away in flesh.

2. v. t. To cause to waste away in flesh and become very lean; as, his sickness emaciated him.

3. a. Emaciated.

Definition of Emaciate

1. Verb. (transitive) To make extremely thin or wasted ¹

2. Verb. (intransitive) To become extremely thin or wasted. ¹

¹ Source: wiktionary.com

Definition of Emaciate

1. to make thin [v -ATED, -ATING, -ATES] - See also: thin

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Literary usage of Emaciate

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1. The Expositor edited by Samuel Cox, William Robertson Nicoll, James Moffatt (1897)
"to emaciate the creed of Christendom (as he would have it) until it has no more distinction than this : " Originality is not an addition to knowledge, ..."

2. A Practical Dictionary of the English and German Languages by Felix Flügel (1874)
"vn to cease kicking, n, (IT.) в. n. to ceas« loitering. [, (ic.) v. I. a. lit. i jig. to consume; to emaciate, exhaust, drain; II. n. ..."

3. A Zulu-Kafir Dictionary: Etymologically Explained, with Copious by Jacob Ludwig Döhne (1857)
"To become lank, Ac., for, on account ; to emaciate for, at : ba ti kuye ... To emaciate, urn—ONDI, n. See n-Mondi. uku—ONGA, ..."

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