The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48:
Hunger \Hun"ger\, v. i. [imp. & p. p. Hungered; p. pr. & vb.
n. Hungering.] [OE. hungren, AS. hyngrian. See Hunger,
1. To feel the craving or uneasiness occasioned by want of
food; to be oppressed by hunger.
2. To have an eager desire; to long.
Blessed are they which do hunger and thirst after
righteouness. --Matt. v. 6.
Moby Thesaurus II by Grady Ward, 1.0:
29 Moby Thesaurus words for "hungering":
athirst, consumed with desire, coveting, craving,
devoured by desire, dog-hungry, empty, famished, famishing,
fasting, fervid, half-famished, half-starved, hungry, itching,
mad with lust, peckish, pinched with hunger, prurient, ravening,
ravenous, sharp-set, starved, starving, thirsting, thirsty,
unfilled, voracious, wolfish