HyperDic: starvation

English > 2 senses of the word starvation:
NOUNstatestarvation, famishmenta state of extreme / extreme hunger resulting from lack of essential nutrients over a prolonged period
actstarvation, starvingthe act of depriving of food or subjecting to famine
starvation > pronunciation
Soundsstaarvey'shahn
RhymesAachen ... Zukerman: 2572 rhymes with ahn...
English > starvation: 2 senses > noun 1, state
MeaningA state of extreme / extreme hunger resulting from lack of essential nutrients over a prolonged period.
Synonymfamishment
Broaderhunger, hungrinessA physiological need for food
Spanishhambre, inanición
Verbsstarvebe hungry
English > starvation: 2 senses > noun 2, act
MeaningThe act of depriving of food or subjecting to famine.
Examples
  • "the besiegers used starvation to induce surrender"
  • "they were charged with the starvation of children in their care"
Synonymstarving
Broaderprivation, deprivationAct of depriving someone of food or money or rights
Spanishinanición
Verbsstarvedeprive of food

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