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emaciated

adjective uk   /ɪˈmeɪ.si.eɪ.tɪd/ us    /-t̬ɪd/ formal
very thin and weak, usually because of illness or extreme hunger: There were pictures of emaciated children on the cover of the magazine.
emaciation
noun [U] uk   /ɪˌmeɪ.siˈeɪ.ʃən/ us  
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