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

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

  • Let's eat--I'm starving!

Synonyms for starve in the sense of this definition

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

Definition 2: have a craving, appetite, or great desire for - [verb of consumption]

Synonyms for starve in the sense of this definition

(starve is a kind of ...) feel or have a desire for; want strongly

"I want to go home now" "I want my own room"

Definition 3: die of food deprivation - [verb of consumption]

Samples where starve 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 starve in the sense of this definition

(starve 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 4: deprive of food - [verb of consumption]

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

  • They starved the prisoners

Synonyms for starve in the sense of this definition

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

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

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

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

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

Definition 5: deprive of a necessity and cause suffering - [verb of consumption]

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

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

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

(starve has a similar meaning as ...) deprive of food

"They starved the prisoners"

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