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  • adj. Thin or haggard, especially from hunger or disease.
  • v. Simple past tense and past participle of emaciate.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • adj. having become so thin that the bones noticeably protude under the skin.

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • adj. very thin especially from disease or hunger or cold


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  • A boat was sent after the helicopter ran low on fuel, and rescuers were able to catch the dog, who was described as "emaciated but alive."

    Dog rescued 3 weeks after being washed out to sea by tsunami

  • The dog was described as "emaciated, but alive" after it had been adrift since the March 11 disaster.

    CBC | Top Stories News

  • Well, we're being told by these two sources again, one of them who had actually seen the body in the hospital room after Michael Jackson had passed away, and it was described as emaciated, completely emaciated.

    CNN Transcript Jul 8, 2009

  • Yet he recalled the emaciated face and form, the cough, the trailing step, Miss Foster's anxiety, some comments overheard in the village.


  • The adult male lion, described as emaciated and showing other signs of starvation, was later killed by wildlife officials after it attacked a dog brought in to track it. - Local News

  • "I could feel myself dying - I felt my life ebbing away," she said, recalling her emaciated body.

    SFGate: Top News Stories

  • On the 1-to-9 scale, 1 is described as emaciated, 5 is ideal and 9 is grossly obese.

    The Sheboygan Press Latest Headlines

  • The hawk was captured weighing 424 grams and was called "emaciated" by conservancy Vice President Linda Moore.

    Cooper's hawk trapped in Library of Congress is captured

  • The trio of ESPN commentators are concerned that Novak Djokovic is looking "emaciated" and that Roger Federer's arms look "like a ten-year-old boy's."

    The Scene in Flushing

  • The man, who was "emaciated," as his attorney said, because of his hunger strike which began in January 2007, was taken to a hospital and later arrived home in the Sudanese capital of Khartoum.

    Jamal Dajani: Whitewashing Gitmo


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