famine definition

  • noun:
    • A drastic, wide-reaching meals shortage.
    • a serious shortage; a dearth.
    • serious hunger; starvation.
    • Archaic Extreme appetite.
    • severe shortage of meals in a region
    • a time period of severe shortage of food in an area
    • During times during the famine
    • General scarcity of meals; dearth; a want of arrangements; destitution.
    • Scarcity or destitution of food; an over-all hope of supply or supply; severe dearth, threatening or causing hunger: often used by expansion with reference to the desire or scarcity of product things aside from meals, and, figuratively, of immaterial things.
    • Synonyms Dearth, etc. See scarcity.
    • an acute insufficiency
    • a severe shortage of meals (as through crop failure) leading to violent hunger and hunger and demise
    • A drastic, wide-reaching food shortage.
    • A drastic shortage; a dearth.
    • extreme appetite; hunger.
    • Archaic Extreme appetite.
    • severe shortage of food in an area
    • a time period of severe shortage of food in an area
    • During times during the famine
    • General scarcity of food; dearth; a want of conditions; destitution.
    • Scarcity or destitution of meals; an over-all wish of supply or supply; severe dearth, threatening or resulting in starvation: often employed by expansion with regards to the wish or scarcity of material things apart from meals, and, figuratively, of immaterial things.
    • Synonyms Dearth, etc. See scarcity.
    • an acute insufficiency
    • a severe shortage of food (as through crop failure) causing violent hunger and hunger and demise
    • A drastic, wide-reaching meals shortage.
    • a serious shortage; a dearth.
    • extreme hunger; hunger.
    • Archaic Extreme desire for food.
    • extreme shortage of meals in a region
    • a period of extreme shortage of food in an area
    • During times of famine
    • General scarcity of food; dearth; a want of conditions; destitution.
    • Scarcity or destitution of food; a broad desire of provision or supply; severe dearth, threatening or causing hunger: often used by extension with regards to the aim or scarcity of material things except that food, and, figuratively, of immaterial things.
    • Synonyms Dearth, etc. See scarcity.
    • an acute insufficiency
    • a severe shortage of food (as through crop failure) causing violent appetite and starvation and demise

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