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Definition very thin — especially from disease or hunger or cold
  • She was emaciated, but the doctor said the chemotherapy cured her cancer.
emaciated = unhealthfully thin
  • At a gesture from the Demon, the armored ogres stood aside and made way for a horse-drawn cart pulled by two emaciated mares.
    Henry H. Neff  --  The Second Siege
  • emaciated = unhealthfully thin
  • There was blood upon her white robes, and the evidence of some bitter struggle upon every portion of her emaciated frame.
    Edgar Allan Poe  --  The Fall of the House of Usher
  • emaciated = unhealthfully thin
  • But we are emaciated and starved.
    Erich Maria Remarque  --  All Quiet on the Western Front
  • emaciated = unhealthfully thin
  • There wasn't a sound inside the emaciated chest cavity.
    Kurt Vonnegut  --  Slaughterhouse-Five
  • emaciated = unhealthfully thin
  • He recalled with awful clarity the emaciated girl who had begged him to run.
    Henry H. Neff  --  The Hound of Rowan
  • emaciated = unhealthfully thin
  • He remembered his dad's shrunken, emaciated figure toward the end, and he didn't want his daughter to see him that way.
    Nicholas Sparks  --  The Last Song
  • emaciated = unhealthfully thin
  • What's left of Foxface's emaciated body is lifted into the air.
    Suzanne Collins  --  The Hunger Games
  • emaciated = very thin (as though having wasted away)
  • "Aye, Gabriel Marez," the gray, emaciated face smiled weakly, "it does my heart good to see an old compadre, an old vaquero—"
    Rudolfo Anaya  --  Bless Me, Ultima
  • emaciated = unhealthfully thin
  • Gerasim alone did not lie ..., but simply felt sorry for his emaciated and enfeebled master.
    Leo Tolstoy  --  The Death of Ivan Ilych
  • emaciated = unhealthfully thin
  • A poor, emaciated, dried-up Jew questioned him avidly in a trembling voice:
    Elie Wiesel  --  Night
  • emaciated = unhealthfully thin
  • ...leading a half-dozen emaciated goats along the side of the road.
    Khaled Hosseini  --  The Kite Runner
  • emaciated = unhealthfully thin
  • Then the van doors opened, and a short, almost emaciated youth of about twenty stepped out.
    Tim O'Brien  --  Going After Cacciato
  • emaciated = unhealthfully thin
  • No emaciated waif, she was solid and female.
    Alice Sebold  --  Lucky
  • emaciated = unhealthfully thin
  • Every man in camp was thin, many emaciated, but Louie and Phil were thinner than anyone else.
    Laura Hillenbrand  --  Unbroken
  • emaciated = unhealthfully thin
  • We're sideswiped by a gurney bearing an unconscious, emaciated young woman with a shaved head.
    Suzanne Collins  --  Mockingjay
  • emaciated = unhealthfully thin
  • He was emaciated and nervous, although he tried to hide it.
    Wladyslaw Szpilman  --  The Pianist
  • emaciated = unhealthfully thin
  • She saw emaciated arms and legs, scarred all over with the marks of countless tortures.
    Cassandra Clare  --  City of Glass
  • emaciated = unhealthfully thin
  • He came forward, holding his belt by one hand. The holes in it marked the progress of his emaciation and...
    Cormac McCarthy  --  The Road
  • emaciation = becoming unhealthfully thin
    (editor's note:  The suffix "-tion", converts a verb into a noun that denotes the action or result of the verb. Typically, there is a slight change in the ending of the root verb, as in action, education, and observation.)
  • All I can think of is the emaciated bodies of the children on our kitchen table as my mother prescribes what the parents can't give.
    Suzanne Collins  --  Catching Fire
emaciated = unhealthfully thin

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