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1 having a noticeably small amount of body fat
  • after starting a workout routine, she looked thinner

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2 being of less than usual width
  • the thin threads of a cobweb

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3 not containing very much of some important element
  • the evidence for that oddball theory is pretty thin

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to alter (something) for the worse with the addition of foreign or lower-grade substances
  • thinned the cream with milk but didn't tell anyone

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thin, slender, slim, slight, tenuous mean not thick, broad, abundant, or dense. thin implies comparatively little extension between surfaces or in diameter, or it may imply lack of substance, richness, or abundance. thin wire a thin soup slender implies leanness or spareness often with grace and good proportion. the slender legs of a Sheraton chair slim applies to slenderness that suggests fragility or scantiness. a slim volume of poetry a slim chance slight implies smallness as well as thinness. a slight build tenuous implies extreme thinness, sheerness, or lack of substance and firmness. a tenuous thread

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The first known use of thin was before the 12th century

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“Thin.” Merriam-Webster.com Thesaurus, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/thesaurus/thin. Accessed 19 Feb. 2020.

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