starvation Meaning in the Cambridge English Dictionary

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"starvation" in British English

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starvationnoun [U]

uk   /stɑːˈveɪ.ʃən/  us   /stɑːr-/
C2 the ​state of having no ​food for a ​longperiod, often ​causingdeath: 20 million ​people face starvation ​unless a ​vastemergencyaidprogramme is ​launched. The ​animals had died of starvation.figurative They ​pay starvation wages (= not enough ​money to ​live on).
(Definition of starvation from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)
Translations of “starvation”
in Chinese (Simplified) (常造成死亡的)饥饿,挨饿…
in Chinese (Traditional) (常造成死亡的)饑餓,挨餓…
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