from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- transitive v. To make or become extremely thin, especially as a result of starvation.
from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License
- v. To make extremely thin or wasted
- v. To become extremely thin or wasted.
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- intransitive v. To lose flesh gradually and become very lean; to waste away in flesh.
- transitive v. To cause to waste away in flesh and become very lean.
- adj. Emaciated.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- To cause to lose flesh gradually; waste the flesh of; reduce to leanness: as, great suffering emaciates the body.
- To lose flesh gradually; become lean, as by disease or pining; waste away, as flesh.
- Thin; wasted; greatly reduced in flesh.
from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.
- v. grow weak and thin or waste away physically
- v. cause to grow thin or weak
For an industry that thrives on an if-it-bleeds-it-leads attitude, you have to wonder how jaded this industry is to allow someone to emaciate themselves right in public; right in front of them.
A key component of that warfare by the ubër rich was to emaciate or destroy the unions through new laws restricting unionization, bankruptcy courts killing labor contracts, diversion of pension funds, abusive tactics against organizers, shipping jobs elsewhere and PR campaigns vilifying the very concept of collective bargaining to redress serious economic disadvantages.
Sometimes the poor creature will let their children literally emaciate in order to fund their habits, whilst all the while they know what they are doing but so damage is their capacity to reason that their entire physiological organism seizes to function adequately.
"I would argue that much of the drive to emaciate supermodels is part of an attempt to make them appear younger, pre-pubescent."
I would argue that much of the drive to emaciate supermodels is part of an attempt to make them appear younger, pre-pubescent.
His bountiful and generous nature could profit by a spell of training that would emaciate a poorer stock.
Truly I will, without food and without the least love of life, emaciate my limbs, like a she-snake (hibernating) within a Tala tree.
"The heart of childhood, so divine for me", is but typical of a being so dragged, and emaciate with the tortures of the body, in earth places where no soul like his could ever be at home.
If this best of men, Jaya, my sire, does not rise up, I shall emaciate my own body, sitting on the field of battle.
Even here I shall emaciate my body by penances, engaged in serving the feet of the king and of these my mothers. '