Synonyms/Hypernyms (Ordered by Estimated Frequency) of verb emaciate

2 senses of emaciate

Sense 1
waste, emaciate, macerate -- (cause to grow thin or weak; "The treatment emaciated him")
       => enfeeble, debilitate, drain -- (make weak; "Life in the camp drained him")

Sense 2
emaciate -- (grow weak and thin or waste away physically; "She emaciated during the chemotherapy")
       => change state, turn -- (undergo a transformation or a change of position or action; "We turned from Socialism to Capitalism"; "The people turned against the President when he stole the election")

Antonyms of adj emaciated

1 sense of emaciated

Sense 1
bony, cadaverous, emaciated, gaunt, haggard, pinched, skeletal, wasted -- (very thin especially from disease or hunger or cold; "emaciated bony hands"; "a nightmare population of gaunt men and skeletal boys"; "eyes were haggard and cavernous"; "small pinched faces"; "kept life in his wasted frame only by grim concentration")

INDIRECT (VIA thin) -> fat -- (having an (over)abundance of flesh; "he hadn't remembered how fat she was")

Similarity of adj emaciated

1 sense of emaciated

Sense 1
bony, cadaverous, emaciated, gaunt, haggard, pinched, skeletal, wasted -- (very thin especially from disease or hunger or cold; "emaciated bony hands"; "a nightmare population of gaunt men and skeletal boys"; "eyes were haggard and cavernous"; "small pinched faces"; "kept life in his wasted frame only by grim concentration")
       => thin (vs. fat), lean -- (lacking excess flesh; "you can't be too rich or too thin"; "Yon Cassius has a lean and hungry look"-Shakespeare)

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