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Language: Old English
Origin: hungor

hunger

1 noun
     
hun‧ger1
1 [uncountable] lack of food, especially for a long period of time, that can cause illness or death [= starvation]
die of/from hunger
Thousands of people are dying from hunger every day.
2 [uncountable] the feeling that you need to eat [↪ thirst]:
Try to satisfy your hunger by eating some fruit.
hunger pangs (=sudden feelings of being hungry)
3 [singular, uncountable] a strong need or desire for something
hunger for
her hunger for knowledge
a hunger for success

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