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emaciated

adjective

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(Entry 1 of 2)

suffering extreme weight loss as a result of hunger or disease
  • the emaciated bodies of the survivors of the concentration camps

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emaciated

verb
past tense of emaciate

Synonyms & Antonyms of emaciated (Entry 2 of 2)

to lose bodily strength or vigor
  • without adequate medical supplies, doctors could only look on helplessly as cholera victims continued to emaciate

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“Emaciated.” Merriam-Webster.com Thesaurus, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/thesaurus/emaciated. Accessed 28 Oct. 2020.

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