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From: DICT.TW English-Chinese Dictionary 英漢字典


From: Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913)

 E·ma·ci·ate v. i. [imp. & p. p. Emaciated p. pr. & vb. n. Emaciating.]  To lose flesh gradually and become very lean; to waste away in flesh. “He emaciated and pined away.”

From: WordNet (r) 2.0

      adj : very thin especially from disease or hunger or cold;
            "emaciated bony hands"; "a nightmare population of
            gaunt men and skeletal boys"; "eyes were haggard and
            cavernous"; "small pinched faces"; "kept life in his
            wasted frame only by grim concentration" [syn: bony,
            cadaverous, gaunt, haggard, pinched, skeletal,