- Present participle of emaciate.
Variant of emaciate
transitive verbemaciated, emaciating
to cause to become abnormally lean; cause to lose much flesh or weight, as by starvation or disease
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