verb (used without object), starved, starving.
to die or perish from lack of food or nourishment.
to be in the process of perishing or suffering severely from hunger.
to suffer from extreme poverty and need.
to feel a strong need or desire:
The child was starving for affection.
Chiefly British Dialect. to perish or suffer extremely from cold.
Obsolete. to die.
verb (used with object), starved, starving.
to cause to starve; kill, weaken, or reduce by lack of food.
to subdue, or force to some condition or action, by hunger:
to starve a besieged garrison into a surrender.
to cause to suffer for lack of something needed or craved.
Chiefly British Dialect. to cause to perish, or to suffer extremely, from cold.
to die or cause to die from lack of food
to deprive (a person or animal) or (of a person, etc) to be deprived of food
(intransitive) (informal) to be very hungry
foll by of or for. to deprive or be deprived (of something necessary), esp so as to cause suffering or malfunctioning: the engine was starved of fuel
(transitive) foll by into. to bring (to) a specified condition by starving: to starve someone into submission
(archaic) to be or cause to be extremely cold

starve (stärv)
v. starved, starv·ing, starves

To suffer or die from extreme or prolonged lack of food.

To deprive of food so as to cause suffering or death.


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