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hunger

noun uk   /ˈhʌŋ.ɡər/ us    /-ɡɚ/

hunger noun (NEED FOR FOOD)

B1 [U] the feeling you have when you need to eat: I can't believe that that enormous meal wasn't enough to satisfy your hunger. By about nine o'clock she started to feel faint from/with hunger. I often suffer from hunger pangs (= strong feelings of needing something to eat) in the middle of the afternoon.B2 [U] a situation in which the body does not have enough food: All over the world, people die of hunger every day.
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hunger noun (DESIRE)

Translations of “hunger”
in Korean 굶주림, 기아…
in Arabic جوع…
in French faim…
in Turkish açlık, kıtlık, bir şeye duyulan açlık/aşırı istek…
in Italian fame…
in Chinese (Traditional) 對食物的需求, 饑餓感, 饑餓…
in Russian голод, жажда, потребность…
in Polish głód…
in Spanish hambre, deseo, ganas…
in Portuguese fome…
in German der Hunger…
in Catalan gana, fam…
in Japanese 空腹, 飢餓, 飢え…
in Chinese (Simplified) 对食物的需求, 饥饿感, 饥饿…
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