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faminenoun [C/U]

 us   /ˈfæm·ən/
an extreme lack of food in a region, causing suffering and death: [U] Widespread famine was reported in the region.
Translations of “famine”
in Arabic مَجاعة…
in Korean 기근…
in Malaysian kebuluran…
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 Vietnamese nạn đói kém…
in Spanish hambre, hambruna…
in Portuguese fome…
in Thai ความอดอยาก…
in German die Hungersnot…
in Catalan fam…
in Japanese 飢饉(ききん)…
in Indonesian bahaya kelaparan…
in Chinese (Simplified) 饥荒, 饥荒时期…
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