starvation

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noun star·va·tion \stär-ˈvā-shən\

Definition of starvation

  1. 1 :  the act or an instance of starving

  2. 2 :  the state of being starved

Examples of starvation in a sentence

  1. The famine brought mass starvation.

  2. Millions of people face starvation every day.

1762

First Known Use of starvation

1762



STARVATION Defined for English Language Learners

starvation

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noun star·va·tion \stär-ˈvā-shən\

Definition of starvation for English Language Learners

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


STARVATION Defined for Kids

starvation

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noun star·va·tion \stär-ˈvā-shən\

Definition of starvation for Students

  1. :  suffering or death caused by lack of food :  the condition of being starved


Medical Dictionary

starvation

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noun star·va·tion \stär-ˈvā-shən\

Medical Definition of starvation

  1. 1:  the act or an instance of starving

  2. 2:  the state of being starved



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