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WordNet 3.0Copyright Princeton University


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v. - Grow weak and thin or waste away physically; Cause to grow thin or weak.

Usage examples (37)
  • Will the chemotherapy emaciate him?
  • His bountiful and generous nature could profit by a spell of training that would emaciate a poorer stock.
  • Even here I shall emaciate my body by penances, engaged in serving the feet of the king and of these my mothers. '
  • If this best of men, Jaya, my sire, does not rise up, I shall emaciate my own body, sitting on the field of battle. for more
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