How is the word `emaciated’ pronounced?

The `e’ in the first syllable and the `i’ in the third syllable are pronounced like the `i’ in `sit’, `bit’, and `kit’. The `ma’ sounds like the word `may’; the `c’ that follows is like the `sh’ in `ship’, `shin’, and `show’. The `ated’ at the end rhymes with `hated’, waited’, and `fated’. The stress is on the second syllable `ma’. This is one way of pronouncing the word.

Someone who is `emaciated’ is very weak and thin.

Example: The emaciated child was unable to walk for more than a minute.

Source: ‘Know Your English’ (The Hindu) – September 18, 2006.


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