emaciation

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emaciation

[i‚mā·sē′ā·shən]
(medicine)
A wasted condition of the body; the process of losing flesh so as to become extremely lean.
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There was blood upon her white robes, and the evidence of some bitter struggle upon every portion of her emaciated frame.
His emaciated regiment bustled forth with undiminished fierceness when its time came.
There were drunken peasants; snub-nosed old harridans in slippers; bareheaded artisans; cab drivers; every species of beggar; boys; a locksmith's apprentice in a striped smock, with lean, emaciated features which seemed to have been washed in rancid oil; an ex-soldier who was offering penknives and copper rings for sale; and so on, and so on.
Her eyebrows, dark and strongly defined, added to the deathly whiteness of a countenance, which, emaciated with want, and wild with enthusiasm and strange sorrows, retained no trace of earlier beauty.
He arrived there so emaciated that he could scarcely be recognized.
He was a man of about forty years of age, of middle size, and rather emaciated figure; his face was pale, his cheeks were sunk, and his eyes hollow; his features were pleasing and regular, they had a French turn (for M.
Famished and emaciated as they were, to continue forward would be to perish; their only chance seemed to be to regain the river, and retrace their steps up its banks.
His figure soon emerged into view, and showed itself to be that of no common laborer, but a tall, emaciated, sallow, and sickly-looking man, dressed in a scholar's garb of black.
I detected something comminatory in his yellow, emaciated countenance, but I believe now he was simply startled by my youth.
Her husband, pale and gaunt, the shadow of death in his weary face and the droop of his body, sat leaning against one of the wagon wheels trying to quiet a wailing, emaciated year-old baby while little tow-headed Nellie, a vigorous child of seven, frolicked undaunted by the August heat.
He was clad in rags, was very emaciated, and bore every trace of prolonged hardship.
He was deadly pale and terribly emaciated, with the protruding, brilliant eyes of a man whose spirit was greater than his strength.