Starvation definition

n 1: a state of extreme hunger resulting from lack of essential
nutrients over a prolonged period [syn: starvation,
famishment]
2: 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" [syn:
starvation, starving]
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