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VERB (3)

1. be hungry; go without food;
- Example: "Let's eat--I'm starving!"
[syn: starve, hunger, famish]

2. deprive of food;
- Example: "They starved the prisoners"
[syn: starve, famish]

3. die of food deprivation;
- Example: "The political prisoners starved to death"
- Example: "Many famished in the countryside during the drought"
[syn: starve, famish]


The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48:

Famish \Fam"ish\, v. i. 1. To die of hunger; to starve. [1913 Webster] 2. To suffer extreme hunger or thirst, so as to be exhausted in strength, or to come near to perish. [1913 Webster] You are all resolved rather to die than to famish? --Shak. [1913 Webster] 3. To suffer extremity from deprivation of anything essential or necessary. [1913 Webster] The Lord will not suffer the soul of the righteous to famish. --Prov. x. 3. [1913 Webster]
The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48:

Famish \Fam"ish\, v. t. [imp. & p. p. Famished; p. pr. & vb. n. Famishing.] [OE. famen; cf. OF. afamer, L. fames. See Famine, and cf. Affamish.] 1. To starve, kill, or destroy with hunger. --Shak. [1913 Webster] 2. To exhaust the strength or endurance of, by hunger; to distress with hanger. [1913 Webster] And when all the land of Egypt was famished, the people cried to Pharaoh for bread. --Cen. xli. 55. [1913 Webster] The pains of famished Tantalus he'll feel. --Dryden. [1913 Webster] 3. To kill, or to cause to suffer extremity, by deprivation or denial of anything necessary. [1913 Webster] And famish him of breath, if not of bread. --Milton. [1913 Webster] 4. To force or constrain by famine. [1913 Webster] He had famished Paris into a surrender. --Burke. [1913 Webster]
WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006):

famish v 1: be hungry; go without food; "Let's eat--I'm starving!" [syn: starve, hunger, famish] [ant: be full] 2: deprive of food; "They starved the prisoners" [syn: starve, famish] [ant: feed, give] 3: die of food deprivation; "The political prisoners starved to death"; "Many famished in the countryside during the drought" [syn: starve, famish]