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starvation Line breaks: star|va¦tion
Pronunciation: /stɑːˈveɪʃn/

Definition of starvation in English:


[mass noun]
Suffering or death caused by lack of food: thousands died of starvation
More example sentences
  • Most of them died of starvation, disease or brutality at the hands of the prison authorities.
  • Their remaining options were sleeping on the streets, prostitution, crime and starvation.
  • Dundee specialised in garrotting and Aberdeen used starvation - it was cheaper.
extreme hunger, lack of food, famine, want, undernourishment, malnourishment, fasting;
deprivation of food;
death from lack of food
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