starving


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starve

 (stärv)
v. starved, starv·ing, starves
v.intr.
1. To suffer or die from extreme or prolonged lack of food.
2. Informal To be hungry.
3. To suffer from deprivation: a puppy starving for attention.
4. Archaic To suffer or die from cold.
v.tr.
1. To cause to starve.
2. To force to a specified state by starving: starved the town into submission.

[Middle English sterven, to die, from Old English steorfan; see ster- in Indo-European roots.]

starving

(ˈstɑːvɪŋ)
adj
informal very hungry; ravenous
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.starving - the act of depriving of food or subjecting to famine; "the besiegers used starvation to induce surrender"; "they were charged with the starvation of children in their care"
privation, deprivation - act of depriving someone of food or money or rights; "nutritional privation"; "deprivation of civil rights"
Adj.1.starving - suffering from lack of food
malnourished - not being provided with adequate nourishment

starving

adjective hungry, starved, ravenous, famished, hungering, sharp-set, esurient, faint from lack of food, ready to eat a horse (informal) Apart from anything else, I was starving.

starving

adjective
Desiring or craving food:
Translations

starving

[ˈstɑːvɪŋ] ADJhambriento

starving

[ˈstɑːrvɪŋ] adj
(= dying of hunger) [children, population, animal] → affamé(e)
(= very hungry) → affamé(e), qui meurt de faim
I'm starving! → je meurs de faim!Star Wars nguerre f des étoiles

starving

adj (lit)hungernd attr; (fig)hungrig

starving

[ˈstɑːvɪŋ] adjaffamato/a
References in classic literature ?
The forlorn and wasted looks and starving condition of these two men struck dismay to the hearts of Mr.
But make the ship go as fast as you can, for I am certain that the man is starving.
He prospered enormously, but the work men were no better off than at first, and they dared not rebel and demand more of the money they had made, for there were always plenty of starving wretches outside willing to take their places on the old terms.
He was starving for sympathy, which, with him, meant intelligent understanding; and he had yet to learn that Ruth's sympathy was largely sentimental and tactful, and that it proceeded from gentleness of nature rather than from understanding of the objects of her sympathy.
He inquired the reason for their refusal, seeing that they were in nearly as starving a situation as his own people.
This was simple and clear, and yet, with cruel inconsistency, whenever he escaped from this nightmare it was to suffer and cry out at the vision of Ona starving.
I want your cob,' said I (for I was on foot); 'I'm a starving Jack, and as I can't get a ship I'm going to take to the bush.
Something must be done to feed a starving treasury, and there is no other resource in all Italy-- none but the riches of the Church.
Foulon who told the starving people they might eat grass
We had a good dinner at the Fuddle town," said Uncle Henry, "and that will keep us from starving to death for a long time.
There, at the opposite end of a miserably furnished bed-chamber, lying back feebly in a tattered old arm-chair, was one more among the thousands of forlorn creatures, starving that night in the great city.
The Spaniards were in no small consternation at this sight; and, as they found that the fellows went straggling all over the shore, they made no doubt but, first or last, some of them would chop in upon their habitation, or upon some other place where they would see the token of inhabitants; and they were in great perplexity also for fear of their flock of goats, which, if they should be destroyed, would have been little less than starving them.