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English definition of “hunger”

hunger

noun uk   /ˈhʌŋ.ɡər/ us    /-ɡɚ/

hunger noun (NEED FOR FOOD)

B1 [U] the feeling you have when you need to eat: I can't believe that that enormous meal wasn't enough to satisfy your hunger. By about nine o'clock she started to feel faint from/with hunger. I often suffer from hunger pangs (= strong feelings of needing something to eat) in the middle of the afternoon. B2 [U] a situation in which the body does not have enough food: All over the world, people die of hunger every day.

hunger noun (DESIRE)

C1 [S or U] a strong wish or desire: a hunger for adventure/knowledge/success
(Definition of hunger from the Cambridge Advanced Learners Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)
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