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Adjective
Having little, or too little, flesh or fat on the body
“He was thin but far from weak and stood about six-foot tall.”
Adjective
Not dense
“His muscular chest was well defined through the thin shirt he wore.”
Adjective
Unconvincing because badly thought out or badly presented
“His confessions of guilt are merely a thin cover for re-emergent desires within the German ruling class.”
Adjective
Not containing very much of some important element
“If no frank perforation is seen, thin barium liquid should be used to identify lacerations that may otherwise be missed.”
Adjective
With opposite surfaces or sides that are close or relatively close together
“Creeping plants such as the ivy may be joined together by thin wire.”
Adjective
Made up of only a few, widely separated, people or things
“There seems to have been at most a thin trickle of men directly from northern France into Scotland, and there is little evidence of migration directly from the Continent to Ireland.”
Adjective
“Her voice was thin and reedy; her throat clicked drily as she tried to swallow.”
Adjective
Thin, crisp pancakes.”
Adjective
“Attendance on the Conservative back benches was thin to say the least.”
Verb
Make or become more watery in consistency
“If the policemen had questioned the mother, she could have explained that her son required regular injections to thin his blood because of a thrombosis.”
Verb
Make or become less dense, crowded, or numerous
“As their numbers thin out, they turn on each other, in an attempt to figure out who is the killer.”
Verb
To make or become thin or sparse
“A beautiful shrub which becomes rather dense if not thinned out after flowering.”
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