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e·ma·ci·ate

 (ĭ-mā′shē-āt′)
tr. & intr.v. e·ma·ci·at·ed, e·ma·ci·at·ing, e·ma·ci·ates
To make or become extremely thin, especially as a result of starvation.

[Latin ēmaciāre, ēmaciāt- : ē-, ex-, intensive pref.; see ex- + maciāre, to make thin; see māk- in Indo-European roots.]

e·ma′ci·a′tion n.

emaciate

(ɪˈmeɪsɪˌeɪt)
vb
(usually tr) to become or cause to become abnormally thin
[C17: from Latin ēmaciāre to make lean, from macer thin]
eˌmaciˈation n

e•ma•ci•ate

(ɪˈmeɪ ʃiˌeɪt)

v.t. -at•ed, -at•ing.
to make abnormally thin by a gradual wasting away of flesh.
[1640–50; < Latin ēmaciātus, past participle of ēmaciāre=ē- e- + -maciāre, derivative of maciēs leanness, wasted state]
e•ma•ci•a′tion, n.

emaciate


Past participle: emaciated
Gerund: emaciating

Imperative
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Present
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Preterite
I emaciated
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Present Continuous
I am emaciating
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Present Perfect
I have emaciated
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Past Continuous
I was emaciating
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Past Perfect
I had emaciated
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Future
I will emaciate
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Future Perfect
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Future Continuous
I will be emaciating
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Present Perfect Continuous
I have been emaciating
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Future Perfect Continuous
I will have been emaciating
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Past Perfect Continuous
I had been emaciating
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Conditional
I would emaciate
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Past Conditional
I would have emaciated
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ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Verb1.emaciate - cause to grow thin or weak; "The treatment emaciated him"
debilitate, enfeeble, drain - make weak; "Life in the camp drained him"
2.emaciate - grow weak and thin or waste away physically; "She emaciated during the chemotherapy"
change state, turn - undergo a transformation or a change of position or action; "We turned from Socialism to Capitalism"; "The people turned against the President when he stole the election"
Translations
References in classic literature ?
The songs of pale emaciate hours, The fungus-growth of years of peace, Withered before us like mown flowers; We found no pleasure more in these When bullets fell in showers.