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
The women spoke of starvation diets that had lasted for weeks.
The conflict has fanned the world’s worst recent cholera outbreak and put many on the brink of starvation.
Later, the Inuit told stories of dying men marching across King William Island, their last days marked by starvation and cannibalism—allegations the British Navy furiously rejected.
His parents had survived World War II by hiding out in Russia, at the brink of starvation, and had returned to a city devastated by some of the war's worst fighting.
In January, Unicef said a slowdown in aid could lead to starvation for some 60,000 children.
Fasting every other day, or going too long without food, led to serious starvation-like effects, such as muscle loss, heart and organ damage.
Bleeding and swelling of the macula results in macular edema and eventually, maculopathy, while starvation of the retina leads to a chain-reaction of negative events that eventually results in diabetic retinopathy.
The effects of starvation were so severe that the cub’s body had started breaking down its own muscle mass to survive.
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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
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