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Having little, or too little, flesh or fat on the body
“He was thin but far from weak and stood about six-foot tall.”
Not dense
“His muscular chest was well defined through the thin shirt he wore.”
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.”
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.”
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.”
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.”
“Her voice was thin and reedy; her throat clicked drily as she tried to swallow.”
Thin, crisp pancakes.”
“Attendance on the Conservative back benches was thin to say the least.”
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.”
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.”
To make or become thin or sparse
“A beautiful shrub which becomes rather dense if not thinned out after flowering.”
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