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famine

noun [C/U]  /ˈfæm·ən/ us  
an extreme lack of food in a region, causing suffering and death: [U] Widespread famine was reported in the region.
Translations of “famine”
in Korean 기근…
in Arabic مَجاعة…
in French famine…
in Turkish açlık, kıtlık…
in Italian carestia…
in Chinese (Traditional) 饑荒, 饑荒時期…
in Russian голод (стихийное бедствие)…
in Polish głód, klęska głodu…
in Spanish hambre, hambruna…
in Portuguese fome…
in German die Hungersnot…
in Catalan fam…
in Japanese 飢饉(ききん)…
in Chinese (Simplified) 饥荒, 饥荒时期…
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