famish

Definitions of famish
  1. verb
    be hungry; go without food
    synonyms: hunger, starve
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    Antonyms:
    be full
    be sated, have enough to eat
    type of:
    hurt, suffer
    feel pain or be in pain
  2. verb
    die of food deprivation
    “Many famished in the countryside during the drought”
    synonyms: starve
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    type of:
    buy the farm, cash in one's chips, choke, conk, croak, decease, die, drop dead, exit, expire, give-up the ghost, go, kick the bucket, pass, pass away, perish, pop off, snuff it
    pass from physical life and lose all bodily attributes and functions necessary to sustain life
  3. verb
    deprive of food
    synonyms: starve
    starve
    deprive of a necessity and cause suffering
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    Antonyms:
    feed, give
    give food to
    type of:
    deprive
    keep from having, keeping, or obtaining
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