What does emaciated mean? Read below for the definition.
Quick vocab quiz for the word emaciated
First, before you read about the word emaciated, try this quick vocab quiz:
emaciated most nearly means
(A) skeletal (B) old (C) young (D) dire (E) odd
Write your answer down, or just store it in that razor-sharp mind of yours. (If you can’t wait, the answer is below.)
Now let’s learn about the word emaciated.
Part of Speech of emaciated
emaciated is an ADJECTIVE.
Here’s how to pronounce emaciated:
Definition of emaciated
emaciated means: extremely thin as a result of hunger or disease (Ex: emaciated by disease). physically weak.
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:
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Answer to the quick vocab quiz
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Yes, “emaciated” can mean “skeletal” in some cases. Good job!
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