famish


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Related to famish: hungered

fam·ish

 (făm′ĭsh)
v. fam·ished, fam·ish·ing, fam·ish·es
v.tr.
1. To cause to endure severe hunger.
2. To cause to starve to death.
v.intr.
1. To endure severe deprivation, especially of food.
2. To undergo starvation and die.

[Middle English famishen, alteration of famen, from Old French afamer, from Vulgar Latin *affamāre : Latin ad-, ad- + Latin famēs, hunger.]

fam′ish·ment n.

famish

(ˈfæmɪʃ)
vb
1. (now usually passive) to be or make very hungry or weak
2. archaic to die or cause to die from starvation
3. Irish to make very cold: I was famished with the cold.
[C14: from Old French afamer, via Vulgar Latin, from Latin famēs famine]
ˈfamishment n

fam•ish

(ˈfæm ɪʃ)

v.t., v.i.
1. to suffer extreme hunger.
2. Archaic. to starve to death.
[1350–1400; Middle English to starve]
famine, famish - Famine and famish come from Latin fames, "hunger."
See also related terms for hunger.

famish


Past participle: famished
Gerund: famishing

Imperative
famish
famish
Present
I famish
you famish
he/she/it famishes
we famish
you famish
they famish
Preterite
I famished
you famished
he/she/it famished
we famished
you famished
they famished
Present Continuous
I am famishing
you are famishing
he/she/it is famishing
we are famishing
you are famishing
they are famishing
Present Perfect
I have famished
you have famished
he/she/it has famished
we have famished
you have famished
they have famished
Past Continuous
I was famishing
you were famishing
he/she/it was famishing
we were famishing
you were famishing
they were famishing
Past Perfect
I had famished
you had famished
he/she/it had famished
we had famished
you had famished
they had famished
Future
I will famish
you will famish
he/she/it will famish
we will famish
you will famish
they will famish
Future Perfect
I will have famished
you will have famished
he/she/it will have famished
we will have famished
you will have famished
they will have famished
Future Continuous
I will be famishing
you will be famishing
he/she/it will be famishing
we will be famishing
you will be famishing
they will be famishing
Present Perfect Continuous
I have been famishing
you have been famishing
he/she/it has been famishing
we have been famishing
you have been famishing
they have been famishing
Future Perfect Continuous
I will have been famishing
you will have been famishing
he/she/it will have been famishing
we will have been famishing
you will have been famishing
they will have been famishing
Past Perfect Continuous
I had been famishing
you had been famishing
he/she/it had been famishing
we had been famishing
you had been famishing
they had been famishing
Conditional
I would famish
you would famish
he/she/it would famish
we would famish
you would famish
they would famish
Past Conditional
I would have famished
you would have famished
he/she/it would have famished
we would have famished
you would have famished
they would have famished
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Verb1.famish - be hungry; go without food; "Let's eat--I'm starving!"
suffer, hurt - feel pain or be in pain
2.famish - deprive of food; "They starved the prisoners"
starve - deprive of a necessity and cause suffering; "he is starving her of love"; "The engine was starved of fuel"
deprive - keep from having, keeping, or obtaining
3.famish - die of food deprivation; "The political prisoners starved to death"; "Many famished in the countryside during the drought"
croak, decease, die, drop dead, buy the farm, cash in one's chips, give-up the ghost, kick the bucket, pass away, perish, snuff it, pop off, expire, conk, exit, choke, go, pass - pass from physical life and lose all bodily attributes and functions necessary to sustain life; "She died from cancer"; "The children perished in the fire"; "The patient went peacefully"; "The old guy kicked the bucket at the age of 102"
Translations

famish

vi (inf)verhungern; I’m famishedich bin total ausgehungert (inf)
References in classic literature ?
A man had better sleep without his scalp, than famish in the midst of plenty.
I paused, and stood over that cowering lad a whole minute in awful silence; then, in a voice deep, measured, charged with doom, I began, and rose by dramatically graded stages to my colossal climax, which I delivered in as sublime and noble a way as ever I did such a thing in my life: "Go back and tell the king that at that hour I will smother the whole world in the dead blackness of midnight; I will blot out the sun, and he shall never shine again; the fruits of the earth shall rot for lack of light and warmth, and the peoples of the earth shall famish and die, to the last man
what food Will he convey up thither to sustain Himself and his rash Armie, where thin Aire Above the Clouds will pine his entrails gross, And famish him of Breath, if not of Bread?