Definition of emaciate
: to waste away physically
1 : to cause to lose flesh so as to become very thin cattle emaciated by illness
2 : to make feeble
emaciationplay \i-ˌmā-s(h)ē-ˈā-shən\ noun
Examples of emaciate in a Sentence
without adequate medical supplies, doctors could only look on helplessly as cholera victims continued to emaciate
Recent Examples of emaciate from the Web
Her face and eyelids were swollen, her skin was gray and her body emaciated.
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Medical Definition of emaciate
transitive verb: to cause to lose flesh so as to become very thin
intransitive verb: to waste away physically
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