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Noun emaciation has 1 sense
  1. bonyness, emaciation, gauntness, maceration - extreme leanness (usually caused by starvation or disease)
    --1 is a kind of leanness, thinness
    Derived forms: verb emaciate1, verb emaciate2

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Emaciation refers to the extreme and unhealthy thinness or wasting away of the body, usually resulting from malnutrition, disease, or prolonged starvation.


1. Noun: Physical Condition

In its noun form, emaciation describes the state of being extremely thin or weak due to a lack of proper nutrition or an underlying illness.

Example: The patient's emaciation was evident, with prominent bones and a frail frame.

2. Verb: Action of Becoming Emaciated

As a verb, emaciation refers to the process of becoming extremely thin or frail.

Example: The constant lack of food caused the prisoners to emaciate rapidly.

3. Noun: Local Term (if applicable)

In certain local contexts, emaciation may have a specific and distinct meaning or application.

Example: The term "emaciation" is not commonly used in the local dialect; instead, they refer to it as "skin and bones."

Sample Sentences

  1. The emaciation of the famine-stricken children was a heartbreaking sight.
  2. Despite medical interventions, the emaciation caused by the disease progressed rapidly.
  3. The photograph captured the emaciation of the abandoned dog, highlighting its desperate need for nourishment.
  4. Her persistent refusal to eat resulted in emaciation and a weakened immune system.
  5. The war-torn region faced the grim reality of emaciation and starvation among its population.

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