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  • verb Present participle of emaciate.


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  • All those terrible yellow toxins, wizening his knees, slackening his tendons, emaciating his calves.

    England's Andy Carroll is not the first with a thirst for success | Barney Ronay

  • Your advertisers saw your terrific ratings that spanned across the board -- your demo being virtually every demo -- so they hawked everything from Viagra to gaming and condoms to candy bars during your time slot; those ratings were due partly to the Sci-Fi Channel's smartly treating you like its golden child, not emaciating your following by constantly changing your air time (did someone say, "Fascape"?).

    Mike Ragogna: OMG! No More BSG!

  • While few were looking, they not only regained control of much of the government most of the time thereby emaciating the opposition, they also tightened control over what was left of the independent media as well.

    Sneak Attack

  • The image of former VP Mohammad Ali, stripped of robe and turban and the right to be tried by fellow clerics, looking dazed and emaciating as he falteringly reads a confession about bizarre plots -- recalls Stalin's original conspiratorial show trials.

    Rabbi Abraham Cooper: Reigniting America's Human Rights Mojo

  • That is the main, indirect way that a lack of sufficient food kills people, but many will die of direct, emaciating starvation as well.

    The Great Biofuel Famine

  • Equally distracting, emaciating, and godless, was the condition to which the mere advent of this festival reduced worthy Miss

    Wylder's Hand

  • That their plunge might stimulate Methuen to burn his boots and brave the turgid waters of the Modder, was the fervent wish of Kimberley at the end of fourteen weeks of irksome, emaciating duress.

    The Siege of Kimberley

  • That highly-blessed lady is always emaciating herself with the austerest of penances!

    The Mahabharata of Krishna-Dwaipayana Vyasa, Volume 3 Books 8, 9, 10, 11 and 12

  • After the burial, for which there were minute prescriptions, the son had to wear the mourning sackcloth for twenty-seven months, emaciating his body with scanty food, and living in a rude hut erected for the purpose near the grave.

    The Catholic Encyclopedia, Volume 4: Clandestinity-Diocesan Chancery

  • _ -- The condition, which is more common in women than in men, is seldom recognised before the age of twenty, and is often discovered accidentally, for example after some emaciating illness, or by a tight collar causing pain.

    Manual of Surgery Volume Second: Extremities—Head—Neck. Sixth Edition.


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