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starving Explained

starving at CMU American English spelling Of Explained:

['stɑ:vıŋ]

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

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

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

Starve \Starve\, v. i. [imp. & p. p. {Starved}; 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.

In hot coals he hath himself raked . . . Thus
starved this worthy mighty Hercules. --Chaucer.

2. To perish with hunger; to suffer extreme hunger or want;
to be very indigent.

Sometimes virtue starves, while vice is fed. --Pope.

3. To perish or die with cold. --Spenser.

Have I seen the naked starve for cold? --Sandys.

Starving with cold as well as hunger. --W. Irving.

Note: In this sense, still common in England, but rarely used
of the United States.

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

starving
adj : suffering from lack of food [syn: {starved}]
n : 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: {starvation}]

starving at English (WD) Of Explained:

==English==

Pronunciation

* Inter: audio » en-us-starving.ogg|Audio (US)
  • Inter: rhymes » ɑː(r)vɪŋ

    Verb

    starving

  • Inter: present participle of » starve

  • Translation: de » starving
    Translation: es » starving
    Translation: fr » starving
    Translation: ko » starving
    Translation: io » starving
    Translation: hu » starving
    Translation: mg » starving
    Category: simple:starving -
    Translation: sv » starving
    Translation: te » starving
    Translation: zh » starving