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emaciatede‧ma‧ci‧a‧ted /ɪˈmeɪʃieɪtəd, -si-/ adjective  MITHIN PERSONextremely thin from lack of food or illness The prisoners were ill and emaciated.see thesaurus at thinemaciation /ɪˌmeɪʃiˈeɪʃən, -si-/ noun [uncountable]
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emaciatedSeveral that I saw were very old, bearded, emaciated and grim and deathlike, instead of babies, grown men.He was emaciated and half his weight.The gaunt faces beneath closely cropped heads and the young faces on emaciated bodies had began to assume form and substance.I pore over the hopeless, resigned faces, the emaciated bodies, the stick-like limbs.His emaciated body shivered uncontrollably.News came of the famine, and there were pictures of emaciated children on the TV.Towards the end of his life he looked emaciated, his cheeks hollow and his eyes sunken.Then she burst into a paroxysm of croaking laughter, spluttering wildly, her emaciated limbs rolling about under the covers.She was a small, emaciated mouse who wore a perpetually martyred expression.Everyone in London looks pale, delicate and emaciated or suntanned and emaciated.He is stopped at the door by an emaciated woman with a grotesque burn injury, whom I have not seen before.
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