Definition of emaciation in English:

emaciation

noun

  • The state of being abnormally thin or weak.

    ‘thin to the point of emaciation’
    • ‘After many days of fasting, the hunger strikers present a progressively more serious deterioration, emaciation and profound dehydration.’
    • ‘As we sat at a Paris café table, the most striking passing figure was an old woman - thin to the point of emaciation.’
    • ‘The images of emaciation portrayed in so many magazines by anorexic models and young stars make me so angry.’
    • ‘If you need to stave off emaciation without blowing your budget, this unprepossessing little bistro is surely in the city's top ten destinations.’
    • ‘He was convicted of four charges of causing unnecessary suffering to sheep and lambs by failing to treat or seek veterinary advice for emaciation and lameness on January 19 and 25, 2001.’
    thinness, boniness, scrawniness, skinniness, scragginess
    starvation, underfeeding, undernourishment
    cadaverousness, gauntness, haggardness, attenuation, atrophy
    anorexia
    phthisis
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Pronunciation:

emaciation

/əˌmāSHēˈāSH(ə)n/