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from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

  • n. The act or process of starving.
  • n. The condition of being starved.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

  • n. a condition of severe suffering due to a lack of nutrition.
  • adj. likely to cause starving

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • n. The act of starving, or the state of being starved.

from The 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.

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • 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

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starve+-ation (Wiktionary)

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