American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition
- n. The act or process of starving.
- n. The condition of being starved.
Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. The state of starving or being starved; extreme suffering from cold or hunger; hence, deprivation of any element essential to nutrition or the proper discharge of the bodily functions: often used figuratively of mental or spiritual needs.
GNU Webster's 1913
- n. The act of starving, or the state of being starved.
- n. the act of depriving of food or subjecting to famine
- n. a state of extreme hunger resulting from lack of essential nutrients over a prolonged period
- starve+-ation (Wiktionary)
“Over 50,000 have been compell 'd to die the death of starvation -- reader, did you ever try to realize what _starvation_ actually is?”
“The only way to stop cycles of abundance to starvation is to bring in MANAGEMENT (hunters).”
“A system where you can eat as much bread as you want for three days is what you call a starvation policy?”
“Equating “dietary manipulation” with starvation is intellectually dishonest.”
“Perhaps you might want to ask someone from Darfur, or Somalia, or ..., places where starvation is clearly observable.”
“If death by any cause comes to be viewed as, say, death by starvation is viewed today, won't there be a huge demand for interventions to prevent others 'deaths, the attitude being, Sure, they may have failed to adequately prepare for that contingency, but do they really deserve to die for it?”
“Certainly poverty, as in dying of starvation, is bad.”
“Now that we no longer rule them we give them food, clothing, medicines, weapons and whatever else they tell us they need and they live in starvation and poverty.”
“Chronic starvation is looked upon as a matter of course.”
“Predators are usually after an easy meal, if their prey puts up enough of a fight they are apt to look elsewhere, unless starvation is a factor ... good thing they have good gun control in BC, good for the predators, I wonder if they have a ban on cat hunting as well????”
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