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STARVING

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 Dictionary entry overview: What does starving mean? 

STARVING (noun)
  The noun STARVING has 1 sense:

1. the act of depriving of food or subjecting to famine

  Familiarity information: STARVING used as a noun is very rare.


STARVING (adjective)
  The adjective STARVING has 1 sense:

1. suffering from lack of food

  Familiarity information: STARVING used as an adjective is very rare.


 Dictionary entry details 


STARVING (noun)


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Meaning:

The act of depriving of food or subjecting to famine

Classified under:

Nouns denoting acts or actions

Synonyms:

starving; starvation

Context examples:

the besiegers used starvation to induce surrender / they were charged with the starvation of children in their care

Hypernyms ("starving" is a kind of...):

deprivation; privation (act of depriving someone of food or money or rights)


STARVING (adjective)


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Meaning:

Suffering from lack of food

Synonyms:

starved; starving

Similar:

malnourished (not being provided with adequate nourishment)


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