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Meaning of "starve" in Essential American English Dictionary

starve

verb   /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.
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