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starve

verb [I, T]
 
 
/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.Diets and dietingHungry and thirstyDeath and dying
starvation
 
 
/stɑːˈveɪʃən/ noun [U]
Children were dying of starvation.
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