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starvation Explained

starvation at CMU American English spelling Of Explained:


starvation at English => English (Longman) Of Explained:

1 [U] suffering or death caused by lack of food: hunger// --people dying of starvation//
2 starvation diet: informal when you eat very little food, especially to become thinner//
3 starvation wages: extremely low wages//

starvation at English => English (Moby Thesaurus II) Of Explained:

84 Moby Thesaurus words for "starvation":
Lenten, Spartan, absence, abstemious, abstinence from food,
ascetic, asphyxiation, austere, beggary, choke, choking,
defectiveness, deficiency, deficit, deprivation, destitution,
drought, drowning, dwarfed, dwarfish, exiguous, famine, fasting,
frugal, imperfection, impoverished, impoverishment, incompleteness,
jejune, killing, lack, lean, limited, liver death, meager, mean,
megadeath, miserly, narrow, need, niggardly, omission, paltry,
parsimonious, poor, punishment of Tantalus, puny,
restriction of intake, scant, scanty, scrawny, scrimp, scrimpy,
serum death, shortage, shortcoming, shortfall, skimp, skimpy,
slender, slight, slim, small, smotheration, smothering, spare,
sparing, stingy, stinted, straitened, strangling, strangulation,
stunted, subsistence, suffocation, thin, unnourishing,
unnutritious, violent death, want, wantage, watered, watery,
watery grave

starvation at English => English (English Thesaurus) Of Explained:

[N] (Insufficiency): insufficiency, inadequacy, inadequateness, incompetence, deficiency, incompleteness, imperfection, shortcoming, paucity, scarcity, dearth, want, need, lack, poverty, exigency, inanition, starvation, famine, drought, indigence.

[N] (Fasting): fasting, starvation, starving, dieting, diet, fast, Lent, Ramadan.

starvation at English => English (Oxford Advanced Learners) Of Explained:

[U] the state of suffering and death caused by having no food:
to die of / from starvation * Millions will face starvation next year as a result of the drought. * a starvation diet (= one in which you do not have much to eat) * They were on starvation wages (= extremely low wages).

Starvation at English => English (Websters 1913) Of Explained:

Starvation \Star*va"tion\, n.
The act of starving, or the state of being starved.

Note: This word was first used, according to Horace Walpole,
by Henry Dundas, the first Lord Melville, in a speech
on American affairs in 1775, which obtained for him the
nickname of Starvation Dundas. ``Starvation, we are
also told, belongs to the class of 'vile compounds'
from being a mongrel; as if English were not full of
mongrels, and if it would not be in distressing straits
without them.'' --Fitzed. Hall.

starvation at English => English (WordNet) Of Explained:

n 1: a state of extreme hunger resulting from lack of essential
nutrients over a prolonged period [syn: {famishment}]
2: the act of depriving of food or subjecting to famine; "the
beseigers used starvation to induce surrender"; "they were
charged with the starvation of children in their care"
[syn: {starving}]

starvation at English (WD) Of Explained:





*: Inter: rhymes » eɪʃən


Inter: wikipedi » a
Inter: en-noun » -
  • a condition of severe suffering due to a lack of nutrition.
    1. 1918, Inter: w » Edgar Rice Burroughs, Category: w - :The Land That Time Forgot (novel)|The Land That Time Forgot Chapter IV
    2. : "We haven't one chance for life in a hundred thousand if we don't find food and water upon Caprona. This water coming out of the cliff is not salt; but neither is it fit to drink, though each of us has drunk. It is fair to assume that inland the river is fed by pure streams, that there are fruits and herbs and game. Shall we lie out here and die of thirst and starvation with a land of plenty possibly only a few hundred yards away? We have the means for navigating a subterranean river. Are we too cowardly to utilize this means?"


      Inter: trans-top » a condition of severe suffering due to a lack of nutrition

  • Arabic: Inter: Arab » جوع Inter: unicode » (júaʕ)
  • Chinese:
  • : Mandarin: Inter: t » cmn|飢餓|sc=Hani, Inter: t » cmn|饥饿|tr=jī'è|sc=Hani, Inter: t » cmn|糧荒|sc=Hani, Inter: t » cmn|粮荒|tr=liánghuāng|sc=Hani, Inter: t- » cmn|餓死|sc=Hani, Inter: t- » cmn|饿死|tr=èsǐ|sc=Hani
  • Dutch: uithongering
  • Finnish: Inter: t- » fi|nälkiintyminen, Inter: t+ » fi|nälkä|alt=nälkään Inter: t- » fi|nääntyminen
  • French: Inter: t+ » fr|inanition|f
  • German: Verhungern
  • Italian: Inter: t+ » it|fame

  • Inter: trans-mi » d
    • Japanese: 飢餓 (きが, kiga)
    • Korean: 기근 (gigeun), Inter: t- » ko|굶주림|tr=guljurim|sc=Hang
    • Navajo: Inter: tø » nv|dichin
    • Portuguese: Inter: t+ » pt|inanição|f
    • Romanian: Inter: t- » ro|foamete
    • Russian: Inter: t+ » ru|голодание|n|tr=golodánije
    • Spanish: Inter: t- » es|inanición|f
    • Swedish: Inter: t+ » sv|svält|c
    • Turkish: Inter: t+ » tr|açlık

    Inter: trans-botto » m


    Inter: en-ad » j
  • likely to cause starving
    1. a starvation diet

    Translation: de » starvation
    Translation: et » starvation
    Translation: el » starvation
    Translation: es » starvation
    Translation: fr » starvation
    Translation: ko » starvation
    Translation: hy » starvation
    Translation: hi » starvation
    Translation: io » starvation
    Translation: id » starvation
    Translation: kk » starvation
    Translation: ku » starvation
    Translation: hu » starvation
    Translation: mg » starvation
    Translation: ml » starvation
    Translation: ja » starvation
    Translation: pl » starvation
    Translation: pt » starvation
    Translation: ru » starvation
    Translation: fi » starvation
    Translation: ta » starvation
    Translation: te » starvation
    Translation: vi » starvation
    Translation: zh » starvation