Definition of Emaciation

1. Noun. Extreme leanness (usually caused by starvation or disease).

Exact synonyms: Boniness, Bonyness, Gauntness, Maceration
Generic synonyms: Leanness, Spareness, Thinness
Derivative terms: Boney, Bony, Bony, Emaciate, Emaciate, Gaunt, Macerate

Definition of Emaciation

1. n. The act of making very lean.

Definition of Emaciation

1. Noun. The act of making very lean. ¹

2. Noun. The state of being emaciated or reduced to excessive leanness; an excessively lean condition. ¹

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Definition of Emaciation

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Medical Definition of Emaciation

1. Excessive leanness; a wasted condition of the body. (12 Dec 1998)

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Literary usage of Emaciation

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1. Medical Record by George Frederick Shrady, Thomas Lathrop Stedman (1895)
"Fever giving rise to emaciation was almost synonymous with a toxic cause. Having mentioned pulmonary tuberculosis as one cause of fever emaciation, ..."

2. A System of Physiologic Therapeutics: A Practical Exposition of the Methods by Solomon Solis-Cohen (1902)
"emaciation Causes emaciation is a relative term, for there are families who are ... In most cases of emaciation a strong nervous element, often a genuine ..."

3. Report. by Henry Phipps Institute (1907)
"emaciation. None, 16 Some, 27 Marked, 10 Out of 57 cases Extreme, 4 SUMMARY FOR THREE YEARS. None, 36 Some, 80 emaciation was recorded as Marked 66 Extreme ..."

4. Handbook of Meat Inspection by Robert von Ostertag (1904)
"It is, therefore, to the interest of meat consumers that the meat of poor animals should come into market in this more desirable form. , 4.—emaciation. ..."

5. Medical lexicon: A Dictionary of Medical Science by Robley Dunglison (1856)
"... diseases attended with ulcération, hectic fever, and emaciation. PHTHISIC, Phthisis. ... nse, means progressive emaciation of every pint of the body. ..."

6. Treatment of Internal Diseases: For Physicians and Students by Norbert Ortner, Nathaniel Bowditch Potter (1908)
"Excessive emaciation may be due to any one of many pathological conditions. ... Here may be included cases of excessive emaciation after some severe ..."

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