emaciation emaciation


  • (n) extreme leanness (usually caused by starvation or disease)


  1. The symptoms are: remittent fever, emaciation, roughening of, the hair and especially enlargement of the spleen and liver.
  2. Despite her bruises, emaciation, shock and exposure, doctors said she would live.
  3. And worse,showing no physical or emotionally ill effects no pallor, emaciation or, for that matter, anger or fear as they approach life's end.


  • 10 emaciated dogs being treated in Charlotte

    CHARLOTTE, N.C. -- Ten emaciated dogs taken from a Rockingham County home are being treated at the Charlotte Humane Society. See pictures of the dogs here “They’re pretty bad, in terms of emaciation. Eye issues and some have skin conditions,” said Donna Canzano with the Humane Society. The underweight canines were rescued from a home in Rockingham County. The owner, a woman with mental health ...
    on September 19, 2013     Source: WCNC Charlotte

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  • "But the truly frightening thing was the emaciation of his body. The barrel of the ribs was as narrow as that of a skeleton: the legs had shrunk so that the knees were thicker than the thighs:the curvature of the spine was astonishing," Orwell...
    on Oct 20, 2005 By: George Orwell Source: Science Daily (press release)

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