[ US /ɪˈmeɪʃiˌeɪt/ ]
  1. grow weak and thin or waste away physically
    She emaciated during the chemotherapy
  2. cause to grow thin or weak
    The treatment emaciated him
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How To Use emaciate In A Sentence

  • The truth is, there is a certain diet which emaciates men more than any possible degree of abstinence; though I do not remember to have seen any caution against it, either in Cheney, Arbuthnot, or in any other modern writer or regimen. The Journal of a Voyage to Lisbon
  • My father was quite a skinny, emaciated man, my brother a build a stark halfway between my father and I.
  • Vasudeva said," Do not, O tiger among men, indulge in such grief that emaciates thy body. The Mahabharata of Krishna-Dwaipayana Vyasa, Volume 3 Books 8, 9, 10, 11 and 12
  • A key component of that warfare by the ubër rich was to emaciate or destroy the unions through new laws restricting unionization, bankruptcy courts killing labor contracts, diversion of pension funds, abusive tactics against organizers, shipping jobs elsewhere and PR campaigns vilifying the very concept of collective bargaining to redress serious economic disadvantages. Sneak Attack
  • The animals included seven yearlings which an RSPCA vet said were emaciated and suffering from malnutrition.
  • The eyes were open—grotesquely oversize in his emaciated face, and bright yellow, the pupils as small as pinpricks—from which dribbled ocherous tears the consistency of curd. The Curse of the Wendigo
  • She was an emaciated, hollow-eyed ghost of a figure who approached me on the road one day, saying she had heard that I ‘helped people,’ and would I help her.
  • a harvest of new plants in the garden; for the rose-trees, emaciated with leaflessness, had each a shadow that twisted on the earth like ground-ivy or climbed the wall like a creeper. The Judge
  • And by close application to my book at night, my visage became considerally emaciated by extreme perspiration, having no lucubratory aparatus, no candle, no lamp, nor even light-wood, being chiefly raised in oaky woods. The poetical works of George M. Horton : the colored bard of North Carolina : to which is prefixed the life of the author, written by himself,
  • There is was with a chicken leg in its mouth, grinning in such a way only an emaciated mongrel kitten-cat can grin.
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