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starvation

noun star·va·tion \stär-ˈvā-shən\

: suffering or death caused by having nothing to eat or not enough to eat : the condition of someone who is starving

Full Definition of STARVATION

1
:  the act or an instance of starving
2
:  the state of being starved

Examples of STARVATION

  1. The famine brought mass starvation.
  2. Millions of people face starvation every day.

First Known Use of STARVATION

1778
STARVATION Defined for Kids

starvation

noun star·va·tion \stär-ˈvā-shən\

Definition of STARVATION for Kids

:  suffering or death caused by lack of food :  the condition of being starved
Medical Dictionary

starvation

noun star·va·tion \stär-ˈvā-shən\

Medical Definition of STARVATION

1
:  the act or an instance of starving
2
:  the state of being starved

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