(E*ly"sium) n.; pl. E. Elysiums L. Elysia [L., fr. Gr. Elysian field.] (Anc. Myth.)
1. A dwelling place assigned to happy souls after death; the seat of future happiness; Paradise.
2. Hence, any delightful place.
An Elysian more pure and bright than that pf the Greeks.I. Taylor.
(E*lyt"ri*form) a. [Elytrum + -form.] (Zoöl.) Having the form, or structure, of an elytron.
(El"y*trin) n. [From Elytrum.] (Chem.) See Chitin.
(El"y*troid) a. [Gr. sheath, a wing case + -oid.] (Zoöl.) Resembling a beetle's wing case.
(El"y*tron El"y*trum) (-trm) n.; pl. Elytra [NL., fr. Gr. fr. to roll round.] (Zoöl.) (a) One of the
anterior pair of wings in the Coleoptera and some other insects, when they are thick and serve only as
a protection for the posterior pair. See Coleoptera. (b) One of the shieldlike dorsal scales of certain
annelids. See Chætopoda.
(El"ze*vir) a. (Bibliog.) Applied to books or editions (esp. of the Greek New Testament and the
classics) printed and published by the Elzevir family at Amsterdam, Leyden, etc., from about 1592 to
1680; also, applied to a round open type introduced by them.
The Elzevir editions are valued for their neatness, and the elegant small types used.Brande & C.
('Em) An obsolete or colloquial contraction of the old form hem, them. Addison.
(Em) n. (Print.) The portion of a line formerly occupied by the letter m, then a square type, used
as a unit by which to measure the amount of printed matter on a page; the square of the body of a type.
(Em-). A prefix. See En-.
(E*mac"er*ate) v. t. & i. [L. emaceratus emaciated; e + macerare to make soft.] To make
lean or to become lean; to emaciate. [Obs.] Bullokar.
(E*mac`er*a"tion) n. Emaciation. [Obs.]
(E*ma"ci*ate) v. i. [imp. & p. p. Emaciated ; p. pr. & vb. n. Emaciating.] [L. emaciatus,
p. p. of emaciare to make lean; e + maciare to make lean or meager, fr. macies leanness, akin to
macer lean. See Meager.] To lose flesh gradually and become very lean; to waste away in flesh. "He
emaciated and pined away." Sir T. Browne.
(E*ma"ci*ate), v. t. To cause to waste away in flesh and become very lean; as, his sickness
(E*ma"ci*ate) a. [L. emaciatus, p. p.] Emaciated. "Emaciate steeds." T. Warton.
(E*ma`ci*a"tion) n. [Cf. F. émaciation.]
1. The act of making very lean.
2. The state of being emaciated or reduced to excessive leanness; an excessively lean condition.
(E*mac"u*late) v. t. [L. emaculatus, p. p. of emaculare to clear from spots. See Maculate.]
To clear from spots or stains, or from any imperfection. [Obs.] Hales.
(E*mac`u*la"tion) n. The act of clearing from spots. [Obs.] Johnson.