Very poorly fed or nourished: a half-starved prisoner people with thin, half-starved bodies
More example sentences
- A distinguished foreign visitor, France's Prince Napoleon, inspected both armies and reported that the rebels numbered about 60 000 and were "ragged, dirty and half-starved."
- "I wonder if all we have done is create a nation of half-starved beggars," he says.
- He died in 1948, impoverished, half-starved, and all but forgotten.
Definition of half-starved in:
- The US English dictionary