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Date: 1600-1700
Language: Latin
Origin: emaciatus, past participle of emaciare, from macer 'thin'

emaciated

adjective
     
Related topics: Illness and Disability
e‧ma‧ci‧a‧ted
MI extremely thin from lack of food or illness:
The prisoners were ill and emaciated.
emaciation noun [uncountable]

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