Examples of starvation in a Sentence
The famine brought mass starvation.
Millions of people face starvation every day.
Recent Examples of starvation from the Web
Hun Sen left the Khmer Rouge, which was responsible for the deaths of some 1.7 million people from starvation, disease and executions before it was toppled in 1979.
But Hun Sen has brought economic growth and relative stability to the Southeast Asian nation that was devastated by the communist Khmer Rouge dictatorship in the late 1970s, when 1.7 million people died from starvation, disease and executions.
More than a million and a half city residents and soldiers are believed to have died, mostly from starvation.
Morrison and other lawmakers held an initial hearing in late May after Semaj's death as well as a Tribune article about three children who died of beatings or starvation shortly after DCFS closed investigations involving their homes.
First, the fact that starvation can be so rapidly acute.
Many met with shipwreck and starvation, even as a native culture thrived along the coastal estuaries, feasting on that bounteous supply of seafood.
For a time, Kang’s work detail included burying the corpses of prisoners who died daily from starvation or perished in mine cave-ins and dynamite accidents.
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First Known Use of starvation
STARVATION Defined for English Language Learners
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
Definition of starvation for Students
: suffering or death caused by lack of food : the condition of being starved
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