starvation

noun star·va·tion \ stär-ˈvā-shən \
|Updated on: 20 Aug 2018

Definition of starvation

1 : the act or an instance of starving
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.

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First Known Use of starvation

1762

in the meaning defined at sense 2

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STARVATION Defined for English Language Learners

starvation

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

noun star·va·tion \ stär-ˈvā-shən \

Definition of starvation for Students

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

Medical Dictionary

starvation

noun star·va·tion \ stär-ˈvā-shən \

medical Definition of starvation

1 : the act or an instance of starving
2 : the state of being starved


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