Meaning of "starve" in Essential American English Dictionary

starve

verb us /stɑrv/ (present participle starving, past tense and past participle starved)

to become ill or die because you do not have enough food:

Many people have starved to death in parts of Africa.
starvation noun [ no plural ]

Children were dying of starvation.

(Definition of “starve” from the Webster's Essential Mini Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)