HyperDic: hunger

English > 5 senses of the word hunger:
NOUNstatehunger, hungrinessa physiological need for food
attributehunger, hungriness, thirst, thirstinessstrong desire for something (not food or drink)
VERBperceptionhungerfeel the need to eat
consumptionhunger, crave, thirst, starve, lusthave a craving, appetite, or great desire for
consumptionhunger, starve, famishbe hungry
hunger > pronunciation
Soundshhah'ngger
Rhymesagar ... younger: 63 rhymes with ger...
English > hunger: 5 senses > noun 1, state
MeaningA physiological need for food; the consequence of food deprivation.
Synonymhungriness
Narrowerbulimiapathologically insatiable hunger (especially when caused by brain lesions)
edacity, esurience, ravenousness, voracity, voraciousnessexcessive desire to eat
emptinessHaving an empty stomach
starvation, famishmentA state of extreme / extreme hunger resulting from lack of essential nutrients over a prolonged period
undernourishment, malnourishmentnot having enough food to develop or function normally
BroaderdriveA physiological state corresponding to a strong need or desire
Spanishhambre
Catalanfam, gana
Adjectiveshungryfeeling hunger
Verbshungerbe hungry
hungerfeel the need to eat
English > hunger: 5 senses > noun 2, attribute
MeaningStrong desire for something (not food or drink).
Example "hunger for affection"
Synonymshungriness, thirst, thirstiness
BroaderdesireAn inclination to want things
Spanishansia, hambre, sed
Catalanfam, gana, set
Adjectiveshungry(usually followed by 'for') extremely desirous
Verbshungerhave a craving, appetite, or great desire for
English > hunger: 5 senses > verb 1, perception
MeaningFeel the need to eat.
PatternSomebody ----s
Broaderache, smart, hurtBe the source of pain
Spanishtener hambre
Nounshungera physiological need for food
English > hunger: 5 senses > verb 2, consumption
MeaningHave a craving, appetite, or great desire for.
PatternSomebody ----s PP
Synonymscrave, thirst, starve, lust
Broaderdesire, wantFeel or have a desire for
Spanishambicionar, anhelar, ansiar, desear
Catalanambicionar, anhelar, ansiar, cobejar, delejar, sospirar per
Nounshungerstrong desire for something (not food or drink)
English > hunger: 5 senses > verb 3, consumption
MeaningBe hungry; go without food.
PatternSomebody ----s; Somebody ----s PP
Synonymsstarve, famish
Caused bystarve, famishdeprive of food
Broadersuffer, hurtFeel pain or be in pain
Oppositebe fullBe sated, have enough to eat
Nounshungera physiological need for food

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