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famine

noun [C or U]     /ˈfæm.ɪn/
C2 a situation in which there is not enough food for a great number of people , causing illness and death , or a particular period when this happens : Another crop failure could result in widespread famine. There were reports of refugees dying of famine. Thousands of people emigrated during the Irish potato famine of 1845–46.Hungry and thirsty
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