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bony

bony - Dictionary definition and meaning for word bony

Definition
(adj) very thin especially from disease or hunger or cold
Example Sentence
  • emaciated bony hands
  • a nightmare population of gaunt men and skeletal boys
  • eyes were haggard and cavernous
  • small pinched faces
  • kept life in his wasted frame only by grim concentration

Definition
(adj) composed of or containing bone
Synonyms : osseous , osteal
Example Sentence
  • osseous tissue

Definition
(adj) having bones especially many or prominent bones
Synonyms : boney
Example Sentence
  • a bony shad fillet
  • her bony wrist
  • bony fish

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