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v. fam·ished, fam·ish·ing, fam·ish·es
1. To cause to endure severe hunger.
2. To cause to starve to death.
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.]
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|Noun||1.||famishment - a state of extreme hunger resulting from lack of essential nutrients over a prolonged period|
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