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starvation

From Longman Dictionary of Contemporary English
Related topics: Illness & disability
starvationstarv‧a‧tion /stɑːˈveɪʃən $ stɑːr-/ noun  1 [uncountable]HUNGRY/STARVING suffering or death caused by lack of foodhunger people dying of starvation2 starvation diet3 starvation wages
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starvationA global fall in the price of rice spread hardship and even starvation to many parts of Indochina.My physical hunger could be quite quickly assuaged, my mental starvation was a different matter.Thousands of refugees are on the brink of starvation in camps south of the capital.30 million people die of starvation each year.Two had already died of starvation and young children were reported to be very weak from lack of food.If individuals are forced to face the reality of starvation, everyone will buckle down to work.Often the leftovers were all mixed up together, but it was none the less nourishment for those on the verge of starvation.The survivors were close to starvation when they were rescued.The four-year drought threatens two million people with starvation.
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