Free Dictionary

Free Dictionary

Home ×
Link Link Link Link

Search Result for "emaciated": 
Wordnet 3.0

ADJECTIVE (1)

1. very thin especially from disease or hunger or cold;
- Example: "emaciated bony hands"
- Example: "a nightmare population of gaunt men and skeletal boys"
- Example: "eyes were haggard and cavernous"
- Example: "small pinched faces"
- Example: "kept life in his wasted frame only by grim concentration"
[syn: bony, cadaverous, emaciated, gaunt, haggard, pinched, skeletal, wasted]


The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48:

Emaciate \E*ma"ci*ate\, v. i. [imp. & p. p. Emaciated; p. pr. & vb. n. Emaciating.] [L. emaciatus, p. p. of emaciare to make lean; e + maciare to make lean or meager, fr. macies leanness, akin to macer lean. See Meager.] To lose flesh gradually and become very lean; to waste away in flesh. "He emaciated and pined away." --Sir T. Browne. [1913 Webster]
The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48:

emaciated \emaciated\ adj. having become so thin that the bones noticeably protude under the skin; as, emaciated bony hands. Syn: bony, cadaverous, gaunt, haggard, pinched, skeletal, wasted. [WordNet 1.5]
WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006):

emaciated adj 1: very thin especially from disease or hunger or cold; "emaciated bony hands"; "a nightmare population of gaunt men and skeletal boys"; "eyes were haggard and cavernous"; "small pinched faces"; "kept life in his wasted frame only by grim concentration" [syn: bony, cadaverous, emaciated, gaunt, haggard, pinched, skeletal, wasted]
Moby Thesaurus II by Grady Ward, 1.0:

64 Moby Thesaurus words for "emaciated": Sanforized, anorectic, anorexic, atrophied, attenuated, bony, brittle, cadaverous, consumed, consumptive, corky, corpselike, desiccated, drawn, dried-up, emacerated, emaciate, gaunt, haggard, half-starved, hollow-eyed, jejune, lean, marantic, marasmic, papery, parched, parchmenty, peaked, peaky, phthisic, pinched, poor, preshrunk, puny, scrawny, sear, sere, shriveled, shriveled up, shrunk, shrunken, skeletal, skinny, spare, starved, starveling, tabetic, tabid, thin, underfed, undernourished, wasted, wasted away, wasting away, weazened, weazeny, wilted, withered, wizen, wizen-faced, wizened, wraithlike, wrinkled