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starved

adjective
 
 
/stɑːvd/
be starved of sth UK ( US be starved for sth) to not have enough of something that you need very much: a child starved of love a school starved for moneyScarce, inadequate and not enoughLacking things
mainly US informal very hungryDiets and dieting
Translations of “starved”
in Chinese (Traditional) 十分饑餓的,餓得要命的…
in Russian голодный как волк…
in Turkish aç, acıkmış…
in Chinese (Simplified) 十分饥饿的,饿得要命的…
in Polish głodny jak wilk…
(Definition of starved from the Cambridge Learners Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
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