Emaciation - definition, pronunciation, transcription

Amer.  |ɪˌmeɪsiˈeɪʃn|  American pronunciation of the word emaciation
Brit.  |ɪˌmeɪsɪˈeɪʃ(ə)n|  British pronunciation of the word emaciation

noun

- extreme leanness (usually caused by starvation or disease) (syn: boniness, bonyness, gauntness, maceration)

Examples

...without adequate medical supplies, doctors could only look on helplessly as cholera victims continued to emaciate...

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