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 ?
SOME DOGS famished with hunger saw a number of cowhides steeping in a river.
It was a weary and famished, but still a fighting and menacing army.
When water is spilled on dry ground both the dry ground and the water disappear and mud results; and in the same way the entry of the famished army into the rich and deserted city resulted in fires and looting and the destruction of both the army and the wealthy city.
Had Tarzan been famished he would, doubtless, have stood his ground and met the lion's charge.
Does everybody here recall old Foulon, who told the famished people that they might eat grass, and who died, and went to Hell?
From such household occupations as their bare poverty yielded, from their children, from their aged and their sick crouching on the bare ground famished and naked, they ran out with streaming hair, urging one another, and themselves, to madness with the wildest cries and actions.
After weeks on the ocean, the Shimerdas were famished for fruit.
He described how he labored with her and convinced her; and how she almost died for joy when she had groped to where she actually saw the blue speck of daylight; how he pushed his way out at the hole and then helped her out; how they sat there and cried for gladness; how some men came along in a skiff and Tom hailed them and told them their situation and their famished condition; how the men didn't believe the wild tale at first, "because," said they, "you are five miles down the river below the valley the cave is in" -- then took them aboard, rowed to a house, gave them supper, made them rest till two or three hours after dark and then brought them home.
They searched in vain; not a trace of the men could be found; but they got into a region destitute of game, where they were well-nigh famished.
Daria Tunca gives a detailed account of how Okri used these paratactic structures in Dangerous Love (2014), and if one examines The Famished Road trilogy at this synchronic level one can find a similar use of parataxis.
There are fears that a third of curry houses in the UK could shut, leaving us spice fans wandering the streets like famished zombies, hunting for our next madras fix.
Furious, Marin begins a famished, fevered investigation to unmask the thief.