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Noun: starvation  staa(r)'vey-shun
  1. A state of extreme hunger resulting from lack of essential nutrients over a prolonged period
    - famishment [archaic]
  2. The act of depriving of food or subjecting to famine
    "they were charged with the starvation of children in their care"; "the besiegers used starvation to induce surrender";
    - starving

Derived forms: starvations

Type of: deprivation, hunger, hungriness, privation

Encyclopedia: Starvation