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Wordnet 3.0


1. suffering from lack of food;
[syn: starved, starving]

2. 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]

The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48:

Starve \Starve\ (st[aum]rv), v. i. [imp. & p. p. Starved (st[aum]rvd); p. pr. & vb. n. Starving.] [OE. sterven to die, AS. steorfan; akin to D. sterven, G. sterben, OHG. sterban, Icel. starf labor, toil.] 1. To die; to perish. [Obs., except in the sense of perishing with cold or hunger.] --Lydgate. [1913 Webster] In hot coals he hath himself raked . . . Thus starved this worthy mighty Hercules. --Chaucer. [1913 Webster] 2. To perish with hunger; to suffer extreme hunger or want; to be very indigent. [1913 Webster] Sometimes virtue starves, while vice is fed. --Pope. [1913 Webster] 3. To perish or die with cold. --Spenser. [1913 Webster] Have I seen the naked starve for cold? --Sandys. [1913 Webster] Starving with cold as well as hunger. --W. Irving. [1913 Webster] Note: In this sense, still common in England, but rarely used in the United States. [1913 Webster]
WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006):

starved adj 1: suffering from lack of food [syn: starved, starving] 2: 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:

69 Moby Thesaurus words for "starved": aching for, attenuated, bare-handed, beggarly, cadaverous, corpselike, craving, deprived of, desirous of, dog-hungry, dying for, emacerated, emaciate, emaciated, empty, empty-handed, famished, famishing, fasting, haggard, half-famished, half-starved, hollow-eyed, hungering, hungry, ill off, ill-equipped, ill-furnished, ill-provided, impoverished, jejune, lacking, marantic, marasmic, on short commons, pauperized, peaked, peaky, peckish, pinched, pinched with hunger, poor, puny, ravening, ravenous, sharp-set, shorthanded, shriveled, skeletal, starveling, starving, tabetic, tabid, underfed, undermanned, undernourished, unfed, unfilled, unprovided, unreplenished, unsupplied, voracious, wasted, weakened, weazeny, withered, wizened, wolfish, wraithlike