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Synonyms for emaciation

extreme leanness (usually caused by starvation or disease)

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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.
In this last stage of opprobrium and misfortune, she was still beautiful; her great black eyes appeared still larger, because of the emaciation of her cheeks; her pale profile was pure and sublime.
Yet this emaciation seemed to be his natural habit, and due to no disease, for his eye was bright, his step brisk, and his bearing assured.
Affected sheep may show signs such as progressive weight-loss, weakness, lowered appetite, emaciation, a brittle open fleece or the development of anaemia characterised by pale mucous membranes.
The pain was not related to diet, and the patient did not experience nausea, vomiting, hematochezia, diarrhea, or emaciation.
The early die-offs were attributed to parasitism and emaciation, but beginning in 2006, a suite of distinct lesions was observed concomitant with the isolation of a previously unknown RNA virus.
Primarily affecting young female adolescents between ages 15 and 19, AN is characterized by distorted body image and self-imposed food restriction to the point of emaciation or death.
S's emaciation reminded me of a patient I met some months before school while shadowing at a hospital in Manila.
The disease can cause emaciation, abnormal behavior, loss of bodily functions and can even lead to death.
During Fall 2012, the black drum population in the Baffin Bay area of the ULM experienced an emaciation event.
The medical evidence, the judge said, showed that Daniel's emaciation was regarded by experts as "unprecedented" in Britain.
On clinical examination, animals were found weak, lethargic, pale mucus membrane, dullness, rough body coat, depression and emaciation.
Upon arrival he was on the verge of emaciation and dehydrated, and we named him Nibbles as he was so hungry he was nibbling our fingers.
In a lecture about the nutrition situation in Syria, al-Abboud referred to a recent rise in the indicators of emaciation, underweight and dwarfism among children under five as a result of the current crisis.