Definition of famished
: intensely hungry; also : needy 1
Examples of famished in a Sentence
What's for supper? I'm famished.
after a full day of skiing, I was feeling absolutely famished
Recent Examples of famished from the Web
Qataris were furious after photos of famished camels appeared in local newspapers on June 19.
The staff kindly gave a famished, tired Johnson a chilled bottle of water and some chips, but also some bad news: The cost to lease the unit was $76.
The Afghan went out and returned with thick slices of bread and cans of chickpeas, which the famished refugees quickly devoured.
Leaving guests standing around at the end of a long day nursing cocktails and nibbling on liliputian canapes (however delicious) only leaves them famished and restless.
From atop the tower, a famished jumping spider could see two distant boxes: one containing juicy spider fragments, the other containing unappetizing leaves.
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First Known Use of famished
FAMISHED Defined for English Language Learners
Definition of famished for English Language Learners
: very hungry
FAMISHED Defined for Kids
Definition of famished for Students
: very hungry
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