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.
Origin of emaciate; from 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 &emacron;maciare, &emacron;maciat- : &emacron;-, ex-, intensive pref.; see ex– + maciare, to make thin; see mak- in Indo-European roots.
(third-person singular simple present emaciates, present participle emaciating, simple past and past participle emaciated)