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Verb: famish  fa-mish
  1. Be hungry; go without food
    - starve, hunger
  2. Deprive of food
    - starve
  3. Die of food deprivation
    "Many famished in the countryside during the drought";
    - starve

Derived forms: famished, famishes, famishing

Type of: buy the farm [N. Amer], cash in one's chips, choke, conk, croak, decease, deprive, die, drop dead, exit, expire, give-up the ghost, go, hurt, kick the bucket, pass, pass away, perish, pop off, pop one's clogs, snuff it, suffer

Encyclopedia: Famish