emaciated

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emaciated

(ē-mā′shē-āt-ĕd) [L. emaciare, to make thin, waste away]
Excessively thin; having a body mass index below 16 kg/m2.
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Stevie was staring at the horse, whose hind quarters appeared unduly elevated by the effect of emaciation.
This pleased him, but his extreme emaciation converted his self-satisfied smile into a ghastly exhibition of long teeth under the red moustache.
A young woman, with a child in her arms, who seemed scarcely able to crawl, from emaciation and misery, was walking up and down the passage in conversation with her husband, who had no other place to see her in.
The other, who was secured in a similar fashion, was a tall man in the last stage of emaciation, with several strips of sticking-plaster arranged in a grotesque pattern over his face.