Definition for E-MA'CIATE

E-MA'CIATE, v.i. [L. emacio, from maceo, or macer, lean; Gr. μικκος, μικρος, small; Fr. maigre; Eng. meager, meek; It. Sp. and Port. magro; D. Sw. Dan. and G. mager; Ch. מאך, to be thin. Class Mg, No. 2, 9, 13.]

To lose flesh gradually; to become lean by pining with sorrow, or by loss of appetite or other cause; to waste away, as flesh; to decay in flesh.

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