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Chinese (Traditional) translation of “starve”

starve

verb
 
 
/stɑːv/ US  /stɑːrv/
[I or T] to (cause to) become very weak or die because there is not enough food to eat
(使)挨餓;(使)餓死
Whole communities starved to death during the long drought.
在這場漫長的大旱中,整個村落的人都餓死了。
From talking to former prisoners in the camps, an obvious conclusion is that they have been starved.
透過和從集中營出來的囚犯談話,一個很明顯的感覺就是他們一直在挨餓。
Diets and dietingDeath and dying
[T often passive] If you are starved of something necessary or good, you do not receive enough of it
(使)缺乏
People starved of sleep start to lose their concentration and may hallucinate.
睡眠嚴重不足的人開始注意力不集中,而且可能會產生幻覺。
Lacking thingsScarce, inadequate and not enoughEssential or necessaryScarce, inadequate and not enoughLacking things
(Definition of starve from the Cambridge English-Chinese (Traditional) Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
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