Definition of hunger in English:

hunger

Line breaks: hun¦ger
Pronunciation: /ˈhʌŋgə
 
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noun

[mass noun]

verb

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  • 2 archaic Feel or suffer hunger: when he had fasted forty days and forty nights, he afterwards hungered
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    • How many hungered, sickened or died as a result?
    • Tell it to all those who hungered and thirsted and prayed and begged for help.
    • By analogy, a mother does not love her child because it hungers and cries, even though its crying makes new demands upon her love.

Origin

Old English hungor (noun), hyngran (verb), of Germanic origin; related to Dutch honger and German Hunger.

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