mea·ger also mea·gre (mēgər)
1. Deficient in quantity, fullness, or extent; scanty.
2. Deficient in richness, fertility, or vigor; feeble: the meager soil of an eroded plain.
3. Having little flesh; lean.
[Middle English megre, thin, from Old French, from Latin macer; see māk- in the Appendix of Indo-European roots.]
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