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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: famishing, famished, famishes

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

Encyclopedia: Famish