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Adjective: starving  staa(r)-ving
  1. Suffering from lack of food
    - starved
Noun: starving  staa(r)-ving
  1. The act of depriving of food or subjecting to famine
    "the besiegers used starving to induce surrender";
    - starvation
Verb: starve  staa(r)v
  1. Be hungry; go without food
    "Let's eat--I'm starving!";
    - hunger, famish
  2. Die of food deprivation
    "The political prisoners starved to death";
    - famish
  3. Deprive of food
    "They starved the prisoners";
    - famish
  4. Have a craving, appetite, or great desire for
    - crave, hunger, thirst, lust
  5. Deprive of a necessity and cause suffering
    "he is starving her of love"; "The engine was starved of fuel"

Derived forms: starvings

See also: malnourished

Type of: buy the farm [N. Amer, informal], cash in [informal], cash in one's chips [informal], choke, conk [informal], cop it [Brit, informal], croak [informal], decease [archaic], deprivation, deprive, desire, 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], privation, snuff it [informal], suffer, want

Encyclopedia: Starving