Definition of emaciated adjective from the Oxford Advanced Learner's Dictionary



BrE BrE//ɪˈmeɪʃieɪtɪd//
; NAmE NAmE//ɪˈmeɪʃieɪtɪd//
; BrE BrE//ɪˈmeɪsieɪtɪd//
; NAmE NAmE//ɪˈmeɪsieɪtɪd//
Poverty and famine, Body shape
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thin and weak, usually because of illness or lack of food He was thirty, but looked fifty, with pale skin, hopeless eyes and an emaciated body, covered in sores. See related entries: Poverty and famine, Body shape Word Originearly 17th cent.: from Latin emaciat- ‘made thin’, from the verb emaciare, from e- (variant of ex-, expressing a change of state) + macies ‘leanness’.
See the Oxford Advanced American Dictionary entry: emaciated