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ADJECTIVE (1)

1. extremely hungry;
- Example: "they were tired and famished for food and sleep"
- Example: "a ravenous boy"
- Example: "the family was starved and ragged"
- Example: "fell into the esurient embrance of a predatory enemy"
[syn: famished, ravenous, sharp-set, starved, esurient]

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3 definitions retrieved:

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):

famished adj 1: extremely hungry; "they were tired and famished for food and sleep"; "a ravenous boy"; "the family was starved and ragged"; "fell into the esurient embrance of a predatory enemy" [syn: famished, ravenous, sharp-set, starved, esurient]
Moby Thesaurus II by Grady Ward, 1.0:

39 Moby Thesaurus words for "famished": bare-handed, beggarly, craving, dog-hungry, empty, empty-handed, famishing, fasting, half-famished, half-starved, hungering, hungry, ill off, ill-equipped, ill-furnished, ill-provided, impoverished, on short commons, pauperized, peckish, pinched with hunger, poor, ravening, ravenous, sharp-set, shorthanded, starved, starveling, starving, underfed, undermanned, undernourished, unfed, unfilled, unprovided, unreplenished, unsupplied, voracious, wolfish