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[mass noun] Suffering or death caused by lack of food:‘thousands died of starvation’
extreme hunger, lack of food, famine, want, undernourishment, malnourishment, fastingdeprivation of fooddeath from lack of foodView synonyms
- ‘Dundee specialised in garrotting and Aberdeen used starvation - it was cheaper.’
- ‘Their remaining options were sleeping on the streets, prostitution, crime and starvation.’
- ‘We are pretty sure that hundreds of thousands of people died of starvation during those years.’
- ‘Most of them died of starvation, disease or brutality at the hands of the prison authorities.’
- ‘The government was the chief agency that offered work for the poor and saved them from starvation.’
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