Definitions

from The Century Dictionary.

  • noun The act of making lean or thin in flesh.
  • noun The state of becoming thin by gradual wasting of flesh; the state of being reduced to leanness.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English.

  • noun The act of making very lean.
  • noun The state of being emaciated or reduced to excessive leanness; an excessively lean condition.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License.

  • noun The act of making very lean.
  • noun The state of being emaciated or reduced to excessive leanness; an excessively lean condition.

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

  • noun extreme leanness (usually caused by starvation or disease)

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