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starvation

noun [U] uk   /stɑːˈveɪ.ʃən/  us   /stɑːr-/
C2 the state of having no food for a long period, often causing death: 20 million people face starvation unless a vast emergency aid programme is launched. The animals had died of starvation.figurative They pay starvation wages (= not enough money to live on).
Translations of “starvation”
in Chinese (Traditional) (常造成死亡的)饑餓,挨餓…
in Chinese (Simplified) (常造成死亡的)饥饿,挨饿…
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