famished

adjective fam·ished \ ˈfa-misht \
|Updated on: 23 May 2018

Definition of famished

: intensely hungry; also : needy 1

Examples of famished in a Sentence

  1. What's for supper? I'm famished.

  2. after a full day of skiing, I was feeling absolutely famished

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First Known Use of famished

15th century

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FAMISHED Defined for English Language Learners

famished

Definition of famished for English Language Learners

  • : very hungry


FAMISHED Defined for Kids

famished

adjective fam·ished \ ˈfa-misht \

Definition of famished for Students

: very hungry


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