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SAT vocabulary: emaciated

What does emaciated mean? Read below for the definition.

Quick vocab quiz for the word emaciated

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emaciated most nearly means

(A) skeletal (B) old (C) young (D) dire (E) odd

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Now let’s learn about the word emaciated.

Part of Speech of emaciated

emaciated is an ADJECTIVE.

Pronunciation emaciated

Here’s how to pronounce emaciated:

IPA: /ɪ.ˈmeɪ.ʃi.eɪ.tɪd/

Glossary-style: [ih-MAY-shee-ay-tihd]

Definition of emaciated

emaciated means: extremely thin as a result of hunger or disease (Ex: emaciated by disease). physically weak.

SAT Vocab: emaciated
An emaciated horse. Poor horse.
Explain more about emaciated, please

emaciated simply means extremely skinny (unhealthily so) as a result of hunger or disease. For example, if there is no food, people or animals become “skin and bones”, as we say. You know how sometimes you see an animal or a person who is so skinny that you can see all of his bones through his skin? That’s emaciated. It’s kind of a sad word, but one you need to know.

Example of emaciated

Here’s the word emaciated used in a sentence:

A hard winter of very little food left the the unlucky wolves starved to death, while the luckier ones were merely emaciated.

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