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Definition of "emaciation" [e•ma•ci•a•tion]

  • The act of making very lean. (noun)
  • The state of being emaciated or reduced to excessive leanness; an excessively lean condition. (noun) : Text is available under the Creative Commons Attribution-ShareAlike License

Use "emaciation" in a sentence
  • "Bratman asserts that “emaciation is common among followers of certain health food diets, such as rawfoodism, and this can at times reach the extremes seen in anorexia nervosa.”"
  • "I think that emaciation is more often a sign of victimhood than cruelty."
  • "Furthermore, Brown said FEMA suffered "emaciation" because anti-terror operations had become a priority for the administration."