emaciate (v.) 1620s (implied in emaciating), from L. emaciatus, pp. of emaciare "make lean, waste away," from ex- "out" (see EX- (Cf. ex-)) + macies "leanness," from macer "thin" (see MACRO (Cf. macro)-).

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  • Emaciate — E*ma ci*ate, v. i. [imp. & p. p. {Emaciated}; p. pr. & vb. n. {Emaciating}.] [L. emaciatus, p. p. of emaciare to make lean; e + maciare to make lean or meager, fr. macies leanness, akin to macer lean. See {Meager}.] To lose flesh gradually and… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Emaciate — E*ma ci*ate, v. t. To cause to waste away in flesh and become very lean; as, his sickness emaciated him. [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

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  • emaciate — verb ( ated; ating) Etymology: Latin emaciatus, past participle of emaciare, from e + macies leanness, from macer lean more at meager Date: 1646 intransitive verb to waste away physically transitive verb 1. to cause to lose flesh so as to become… …   New Collegiate Dictionary

  • emaciate — /i may shee ayt /, v.t., emaciated, emaciating. to make abnormally lean or thin by a gradual wasting away of flesh. [1640 50; < L emaciatus, wasted away, equiv. to e E + maciatus, ptp. of maciare to produce leanness (maci(es) leanness + atus… …   Universalium

  • emaciate — verb a) To make extremely thin or wasted Anorexics ignore that sustained emaciation ends in starvation. b) To become extremely thin or wasted …   Wiktionary

  • emaciate — ema·ci·ate i mā shē .āt vb, at·ed; at·ing vt to cause to lose flesh so as to become very thin vi to waste away physically …   Medical dictionary

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