Skip to definition.
Get the FREE one-click dictionary software for Windows or the iPhone/iPad and Android apps


Adjective: famished  fa-misht
  1. Extremely hungry
    "they were tired and famished for food and sleep";
    - ravenous, sharp-set, starved, esurient
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

See also: hungry

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