When you have cancer and it makes you too sick to eat so you lose 50 pounds and get very weak, this is an example of when the cancer emaciates you.
transitive verb-·at·ed, -·at·ing
Origin of emaciatefrom Classical Latin emaciatus, past participle of emaciare, to make lean from e-, out + macies, leanness from macer, lean from Indo-European base an unverified form mak- from source Old English mæger, lean
tr. & intr.v.e·ma·ci·at·ed, e·ma·ci·at·ing, e·ma·ci·ates
Origin of emaciateLatin ēmaciāre ēmaciāt- ē-, ex- intensive pref. ; see ex- . maciāre to make thin ; see māk- in Indo-European roots.
(third-person singular simple present emaciates, present participle emaciating, simple past and past participle emaciated)