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noun as in hunger

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Many unhoused people work full time but earn starvation, unlivable wages.

From Time

A humanitarian crisis now unfolded live on India’s TV screens as nearly 1,000 migrants died from various lockdown-related causes—traffic accidents, starvation, and even police brutality as officers mercilessly enforced the rules.

It is the most severe starvation crisis in the world right now, and it is almost entirely manmade.

From Vox

They seem to have died quietly, perhaps of cold, starvation, or illness.

Many animals swept offshore simply die of thirst or starvation before hitting islands.

For someone with anorexia, self-starvation makes them feel better.

First, the starvation: The state of New York is being sued again for funding public schools below constitutional levels.

So too, could it encourage population booms, or wipe out millions through starvation and destruction.

In fact, some assert that killing whales is necessary to prevent world starvation.

And food, far from being a source of energy and enjoyment, has become a battleground of guilt and shame and excess and starvation.

But in the great famines, as in India and Russia, God allows millions to die of starvation.

It was painfully evident to the most casual observer, that she had died of absolute starvation.

For these people, under the older dispensation, there was nothing but the poorhouse, the jail or starvation by the roadside.

Starvation from a lack of food supplies followed, and the population of the colony was reduced from 500 to 60 people.

He knew, if those watching him did not, the terrible pangs of starvation and here was provision for many a day.


On this page you'll find 24 synonyms, antonyms, and words related to starvation, such as: deprivation, famine, malnutrition, inanition, need, and want.

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