ema·​ci·​at·​ed i-ˈmā-shē-ˌā-təd How to pronounce emaciated (audio) -ˈmā-sē- How to pronounce emaciated (audio)
: very thin and feeble especially from lack of nutrition or illness
He was deadly pale and terribly emaciated, with the protruding, brilliant eyes of a man whose spirit was greater than his strength. Arthur Conan Doyle
My cheek had grown pale with study, and my person had become emaciated with confinement. Mary Shelley

Word History

First Known Use

1627, in the meaning defined above

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The first known use of emaciated was in 1627

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“Emaciated.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/emaciated. Accessed 7 Dec. 2022.

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