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famished

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1 feeling a desire or need for food
  • after a full day of skiing, I was feeling absolutely famished

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2 lacking money or material possessions
  • a group of local citizens working to ease the plight of the famished families in their community

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The first known use of famished was in the 15th century

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“Famished.” Merriam-Webster.com Thesaurus, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/thesaurus/famished. Accessed 27 Nov. 2021.

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