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If you are starving yourself to be thin, or exercising your body to the point of exhaustion, you may have a condition called anorexia nervosa.
The meaning of 'to be' is not clear to me.
'to be thin' means if you are starving yourself 'because' you are thin?
Please help me. Thanks in advance!!
The to-infinitive in such sentences often signifies 'in order to be'.