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emaciate

e·ma·ci·ate

emaciate

 
 
pronunciation:
ih meI shi eIt [or] ih meI si eIt
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part of speech: transitive verb
inflections: emaciated, emaciates, emaciating
definition: to waste away the flesh of, usu. by starvation or disease; make extremely thin.
The illness had emaciated her to the point that she was nearly unrecognizable.
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The word emaciate contains the following part:
e- Latin prefix that means out, out of, away
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The prefix e- is an assimilated form of ex- used before roots beginning with certain consonants (b d, g, j, l, m, n, r, v). See ex-.