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WordNet 3.0Copyright Princeton University


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n. - The act of depriving of food or subjecting to famine; A state of extreme hunger resulting from lack of essential nutrients over a prolonged period.

Usage examples (37)
  • The besiegers used starvation to induce surrender
  • They were charged with the starvation of children in their care
  • The only way to stop cycles of abundance to starvation is to bring in MANAGEMENT (hunters).
  • Certainly poverty, as in dying of starvation, is bad. for more
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