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hunger

noun

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1 a need or desire for food
  • no degree of hunger would induce me to eat octopus

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3 urgent desire or interest
  • reads everything he can find on airplanes with a seemingly insatiable hunger

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The first known use of hunger was before the 12th century

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“Hunger.” Merriam-Webster.com Thesaurus, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/thesaurus/hunger. Accessed 12 May. 2021.

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