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famine

noun [C, U]
 
 
/ˈfæmɪn/
a long period when people living in a particular area do not have enough food, and many of them suffer and dieHungry and thirsty
Translations of “famine”
in Korean 기근…
in Arabic مَجاعة…
in French famine…
in Turkish açlık, kıtlık…
in Italian carestia…
in Chinese (Traditional) 饑荒, 饑荒時期…
in Russian голод (стихийное бедствие)…
in Polish głód, klęska głodu…
in Spanish hambre, hambruna…
in Portuguese fome…
in German die Hungersnot…
in Catalan fam…
in Japanese 飢饉(ききん)…
in Chinese (Simplified) 饥荒, 饥荒时期…
(Definition of famine from the Cambridge Learners Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
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