emaciation

  • 1 Emaciation — (pronEng|ɨˌmeɪʃiːˈeɪʃən or IPA|ɨˌmeɪsiːˈeɪʃən) occurs when a organism loses substantial amounts of much needed fat and often muscle tissue, making that organism look extremely thin. The cause of emaciation is a lack of nutrients from starvation… …

    Wikipedia

  • 2 Emaciation — E*ma ci*a tion, n. [Cf. F. [ e]maciation.] 1. The act of making very lean. [1913 Webster] 2. The state of being emaciated or reduced to excessive leanness; an excessively lean condition. [1913 Webster] …

    The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • 3 emaciation — index deterioration Burton s Legal Thesaurus. William C. Burton. 2006 …

    Law dictionary

  • 4 emaciation — (n.) 1660s, from L. emaciationem, from emaciare (see EMACIATE (Cf. emaciate)), or perhaps a native noun of action formation from emaciate …

    Etymology dictionary

  • 5 émaciation — émacié, iée [ emasje ] adj. • 1560; lat. emaciatus, de macies « maigreur » ♦ Très amaigri, marqué par un amaigrissement extrême. ⇒ hâve, 1. maigre, squelettique. Un visage émacié. N. f. ÉMACIATION , 1564 . ⊗ CONTR. Bouffi, gras. ● émaciation nom… …

    Encyclopédie Universelle

  • 6 émaciation — (é ma si a sion) s. f. Terme didactique. Amaigrissement. HISTORIQUE    XVIe s. •   La cause de la claudication et de l emaciation [du membre] est que...., PARÉ XXI, 12. ÉTYMOLOGIE    Voy. émacié …

    Dictionnaire de la Langue Française d'Émile Littré

  • 7 emaciation — emaciated ► ADJECTIVE ▪ abnormally thin and weak. DERIVATIVES emaciation noun. ORIGIN from Latin emaciare make thin …

    English terms dictionary

  • 8 emaciation — noun see emaciate …

    New Collegiate Dictionary

  • 9 emaciation — excessive leanness or wasting of body tissue …

    Dictionary of ichthyology

  • 10 emaciation — /i may shee ay sheuhn, see /, n. 1. abnormal thinness caused by lack of nutrition or by disease. 2. the process of emaciating. [1655 65; < L emaciat(us) (see EMACIATE) + ION] * * * …

    Universalium

  • 11 emaciation — noun a) The act of making very lean. b) The state of being emaciated or reduced to excessive leanness; an excessively lean condition. See Also: emaciate …

    Wiktionary

  • 12 emaciation — Becoming abnormally thin from extreme loss of flesh. SYN: wasting (1). [L. e macio, pp. atus, to make thin] * * * ema·ci·a·tion i .mā s(h)ē ā shən n 1) the process of making or becoming emaciated 2) the state of being emaciated esp a wasted… …

    Medical dictionary

  • 13 emaciation — (Roget s IV) n. Syn. gauntness, skinniness, thinness, boniness, haggardness, anorexia, malnutrition, starvation, undernourishment, atrophy, wasting, wasting away, withering, attenuation, consumption, marasmus, tabes …

    English dictionary for students

  • 14 emaciation — e·ma·ci·a·tion || ɪ‚meɪsɪ eɪʃn n. leanness, thinness, wasting away of the flesh …

    English contemporary dictionary

  • 15 emaciation — n. Leanness, lankness, meagreness, wasting away, pining away, tabes, tabefaction …

    New dictionary of synonyms

  • 16 emaciation — n 1. gauntness, haggardness, witheredness, shrunkenness, boniness; scrawniness, scragginess, spareness, skinniness, thinness, leanness, lankness, lankiness, slimness, slenderness, attenuation, tenuity; Psychiatry. anorexia. 2. atrophy, atrophia,… …

    A Note on the Style of the synonym finder

  • 17 emaciation — ema·ci·a·tion …

    English syllables

  • 18 emaciation — n. wasting of the body, caused by such conditions as malnutrition, tuberculosis, cancer, or parasitic worms …

    The new mediacal dictionary

  • 19 emaciation — See: emaciated …

    English dictionary

  • 20 emaciation — /əmeɪsiˈeɪʃən/ (say uhmaysee ayshuhn), /i / (say ee ) noun abnormal thinness, caused by lack of nutrition or by disease …

    Australian English dictionary