Definition of famished in English:

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famished

Pronunciation: /ˈfamɪʃt/

adjective

informal
Extremely hungry: I’m famished—is there anything to eat? the evacuees were famished, having had no food for 12 hours
More example sentences
  • She had to admit she was quite hungry, famished even.
  • Ashton while we do this go into the kitchen and eat something, you look famished.
  • We were running a little late and I was famished, so we broke a rule and had a light lunch in the coffee shop.
Synonyms
very hungry, ravenous, starving, starving to death, starved, dying of hunger, faint from lack of food, deprived of food, empty;
informal peckish

Origin

Late Middle English: past participle of the verb famish, from Middle English fame 'starve', from Old French afamer, based on Latin fames 'hunger'.

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