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starvation

noun
     
Related topics: Illness and Disability
starv‧a‧tion
1 [uncountable] suffering or death caused by lack of food [↪ hunger]:
people dying of starvation
2

starvation diet

informalDFN when you eat very little food, especially to become thinner
3

starvation wages

extremely low wages

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