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Definition of "starve" []

  • To suffer or die from extreme or prolonged lack of food. (verb-intransitive)
  • Informal To be hungry. (verb-intransitive)
  • To suffer from deprivation. (verb-intransitive)
  • Archaic To suffer or die from cold. (verb-intransitive)
  • To cause to starve. (verb-transitive)

American Heritage(R) Dictionary of the English Language, Fifth Edition. Copyright (c) 2011 by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. Published by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. All rights reserved.

Use "starve" in a sentence
  • "Today's "debt crisis" is the culmination of the long-term "starve the beast" strategy from an organized corporate-conservative movement."
  • "Seeing children starve is terrible, I guess we all saw those images f the starving kids in Africa."
  • "Seeing children starve is terrible, I guess we all saw those images of the starving kids in Africa."