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Definition 1: be hungry; go without food - [verb of consumption]

Samples where famish or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • Let's eat--I'm starving!

Synonyms for famish in the sense of this definition

(famish is a kind of ...) feel pain or be in pain

Definition 2: die of food deprivation - [verb of consumption]

Samples where famish or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • The political prisoners starved to death
  • Many famished in the countryside during the drought

Synonyms for famish in the sense of this definition

(famish is a kind of ...) pass from physical life and lose all bodily attributes and functions necessary to sustain life

"She died from cancer" "The children perished in the fire" "The patient went peacefully" "The old guy kicked the bucket at the age of 102"

Definition 3: deprive of food - [verb of consumption]

Samples where famish or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • They starved the prisoners

Synonyms for famish in the sense of this definition

(famish is a kind of ...) keep from having, keeping, or obtaining

(famish causes ...) be hungry; go without food

"Let's eat--I'm starving!"

(famish has a similar meaning as ...) deprive of a necessity and cause suffering

"he is starving her of love" "The engine was starved of fuel"

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