Adjective "emaciated" definition and examples



Definitions and examples


Abnormally thin or weak, especially because of illness or a lack of food.
  1. 'Her cheeks sunk deep inside, and she appeared thin and emaciated.'
  2. 'Susie, as she has been named, was found in an emaciated state in a garden in Turton Road, Tottington, next to the Pets in Need animal shelter.'
  3. 'The animals were starving, emaciated, had worms and lice and two were in such a bad state they were days from death.'
  4. 'Some cattle became horrifically emaciated or developed raw wounds.'
  5. 'A young boy without a shirt, showing his emaciated body, propels himself across the compartment floor.'
  6. 'In emaciated animals, serous atrophy occurs at these depot sites and in the bone marrow cavity.'
  7. 'I keep picturing their skinny, emaciated frames - did I guess they were addicts?'
  8. 'But this time it was a little girl - a painfully thin little girl with huge, staring eyes and emaciated limbs and body.'
  9. 'Months later their drawn faces and emaciated bodies bear testimony to the ravages of heroin addiction.'
  10. 'He narrowly escaped execution during the Second World War and had not run in six years when he headed off to Boston, an emaciated stick of a man.'


1. marked by emaciation.

More examples(as adjective)

"geldings can be emaciated in lices."

"people can be emaciated."

"bodies can be emaciated."

"refugees can be emaciated."

"twins can be emaciated."

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Early 17th century: from Latin emaciat- ‘made thin’, from the verb emaciare, from e- (variant of ex-, expressing a change of state) + macies ‘leanness’.