Meaning of “starve” - Learner’s Dictionary


verb [ I, T ] uk us /stɑːv/

to become sick or die because you do not have enough food, or to make someone sick or die because they do not have enough food:

Many people have starved to death in parts of Africa.
starvation uk us /stɑːˈveɪʃən/ noun [ U ]

Children were dying of starvation.

(Definition of “starve” from the Cambridge Learner’s Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)