anti-hunger

adjective

an·​ti-hun·​ger
ˌan-tē-ˈhəŋ-gər,
ˌan-tī- How to pronounce anti-hunger (audio)
: intended or serving to prevent or alleviate hunger
anti-hunger programs
an anti-hunger organization

Examples of anti-hunger in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web Key Takeaways Levels of Lac-Phe, an anti-hunger molecule, increase after taking the diabetes drug metformin. Stephanie Brown, Verywell Health, 4 Apr. 2024 Perhaps most important, anti-hunger programs need to be sustained, even when the need to address hunger appears less urgent. Homi Kharas, Foreign Affairs, 16 June 2015 Democrats requested additional funding for the federal anti-hunger program for low-income women, infants and children, known as WIC. Marianna Sotomayor, Washington Post, 28 Feb. 2024 Metro Caring, an anti-hunger organization featuring a fresh food market downtown, saw nearly 5,000 visits in January 2024, almost double the number recorded in the same month a year prior, said the organization’s Communications & Marketing Specialist Brandon McKinley. Michael Braithwaite, The Denver Post, 23 Feb. 2024 According to the Food and Research Action Center, an anti-hunger nonprofit, food insecurity is most pervasive and deepest in rural areas, and is highest in the South and Midwestern states. Patricia Lopez, The Mercury News, 9 Feb. 2024 Hunger could be worsened further if the government shutdown narrowly avoided in September comes to pass in November, anti-hunger groups warn. Elizabeth Chuck, NBC News, 25 Oct. 2023 The United Nations World Food Programme is the world's largest and most important anti-hunger agency providing meals to millions of hungry and starving people every day. ABC News, 17 Sep. 2023 The number of children who received free summer lunches in 2022 dropped dramatically compared to the year prior, according to a new report from anti-hunger advocacy organization Food Research & Action Center. Elizabeth Chuck, NBC News, 25 July 2023

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Word History

First Known Use

1847, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of anti-hunger was in 1847

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“Anti-hunger.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/anti-hunger. Accessed 27 May. 2024.

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