n 1 : loss through breaking down of bodily tissue 2 wastes pl : bodily waste materials : EXCREMENT
, vb, wast*ed wast*ing vt : to cause to shrink in physical bulk or strength : EMACIATE vi : to lose weight, strength, or vitality - often used with away
adj : excreted from or stored in inert form in a living body as a by-product of vital activity < materials> < products> .
Similar sounding terms: waist
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