famished


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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.

famished

(ˈfæmɪʃt)
adj
1. informal very hungry or weak
2. suffering from starvation

fam•ished

(ˈfæm ɪʃt)

adj.
extremely hungry.
[1375–1425]
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Adj.1.famished - 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"
hungry - feeling hunger; feeling a need or desire to eat food; "a world full of hungry people"

famished

adjective starving, starved, voracious, ravenous, ready to eat a horse (informal), ravening Is dinner ready? I'm famished.

famished

adjective
Desiring or craving food:
Translations
جائِع جِدا
vyhladovělý
hundesulten
kiéhezett
hungraîur
išbadėjęs
izbadējiesļoti izsalcis
vyhladovaný
açlıktan ölmüş

famished

[ˈfæmɪʃt] ADJfamélico (fig) → muerto de hambre

famished

[ˈfæmɪʃt] adj
(lit) (= starving) → affamé(e)
(= very hungry) I'm famished! → je meurs de faim!

famished

adj (inf)verhungert, ausgehungert; I’m absolutely famishedich sterbe vor Hunger (inf)

famished

[ˈfæmɪʃt] adjaffamato/a
I'm famished! (fam) → ho una fame da lupi!

famished

(ˈfӕmiʃt) adjective
very hungry. I was famished after my long walk.

famished

a. famélico-a, hambriento-a.
References in classic literature ?
After weeks on the ocean, the Shimerdas were famished for fruit.
It is famished, it is crazed wit hunger by that time, and will be entirely satisfied with anything that comes handy; its taste is atrophied, it can't tell mud cat from shad.
The weary time dragged on; they slept again, and awoke famished and woe-stricken.
From this deficiency of nourishment resulted an abuse, which pressed hardly on the younger pupils: whenever the famished great girls had an opportunity, they would coax or menace the little ones out of their portion.
So expressive it was, of a hopeless and lost creature, that a famished traveller, wearied out by lonely wandering in a wilderness, would have remembered home and friends in such a tone before lying down to die.
I answered in a few words, but in the most submissive manner, lifting up my left hand, and both my eyes to the sun, as calling him for a witness; and being almost famished with hunger, having not eaten a morsel for some hours before I left the ship, I found the demands of nature so strong upon me, that I could not forbear showing my impatience (perhaps against the strict rules of decency) by putting my finger frequently to my mouth, to signify that I wanted food.
Having then reached my normal state, I discovered that I was half famished with hunger.
One might have thought there was in that cellar one of those famished ogres--the gigantic heroes of popular legends, into whose cavern nobody could force their way with impunity.
The cannon will warn every one to refuse shelter to a man wandering about naked and famished.
He looked like some lion of the wilderness that stalks about exulting in his strength and defying both wind and rain; his eyes glare as he prowls in quest of oxen, sheep, or deer, for he is famished, and will dare break even into a well fenced homestead, trying to get at the sheep--even such did Ulysses seem to the young women, as he drew near to them all naked as he was, for he was in great want.
and D'Artagnan could not restrain his astonishment at the change good fortune had produced on the once famished one.
For several days he remained lurking among rocks and precipices, and almost famished, having but one remaining charge in his rifle, which he kept for self-defence.