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Overview of verb starve

The verb starve has 5 senses? (first 3 from tagged texts)
1. (4) starve, hunger, famish

(be hungry; go without food; "Let's eat

2. (3) starve, famish

(die of food deprivation; "The political prisoners starved to death"; "Many famished in the countryside during the drought")

3. (1) starve, famish

(deprive of food; "They starved the prisoners")

4. crave, hunger, thirst, starve, lust

(have a craving, appetite, or great desire for)

5. starve

(deprive of a necessity and cause suffering; "he is starving her of love"; "The engine was starved of fuel")


Overview of adj starved

The adj starved has 2 senses? (first 1 from tagged texts)
1. (1) starved, starving

(suffering from lack of food)

2. famished, ravenous, sharp-set, starved, esurient

(extremely hungry; "they were tired and famished for food and sleep"; "a ravenous boy"; "the family was starved and ragged"; "fell into the esurient embrance of a predatory enemy")

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