emaciated

adjective
ema·​ci·​at·​ed | \ i-ˈmā-shē-ˌā-təd How to pronounce emaciated (audio) , -ˈmā-sē- How to pronounce emaciated (audio) \

Definition of emaciated

: 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

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1627, in the meaning defined above

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“Emaciated.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/emaciated. Accessed 21 Sep. 2021.

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emaciated

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English Language Learners Definition of emaciated

: very thin because of hunger or disease

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