present tense third-person singular of emaciate
as in fades
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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“Emaciates.” Merriam-Webster.com Thesaurus, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/thesaurus/emaciates. Accessed 19 Jul. 2024.

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