Definition of Starving

1. Noun. The act of depriving of food or subjecting to famine. "They were charged with the starvation of children in their care"

Exact synonyms: Starvation
Generic synonyms: Deprivation, Privation
Derivative terms: Starve, Starve



2. Adjective. Suffering from lack of food.
Exact synonyms: Starved
Similar to: Malnourished

Definition of Starving

1. Verb. (present participle of starve) ¹

¹ Source: wiktionary.com

Definition of Starving

1. starve [v] - See also: starve

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Starving

startupper
startups
starvation
starvation acidosis
starvations
starve
starved
starved aster
starvedly
starveling
starvelings
starven
starver
starvers
starves
starving (current term)
starvings
starward
starwards
starwort
starworts
stary
stases
stash
stash away
stash house
stashable
stashed
stasher
stashers

Literary usage of Starving

Below you will find example usage of this term as found in modern and/or classical literature:

1. The Historians' History of the World: A Comprehensive Narrative of the Rise by Henry Smith Williams (1909)
"THE starving TIME; DALE'S ADMINISTRATION At this critical moment (May 26th, 1610) Newport, Gates, and Somers, with an hundred and fifty men, arrived from ..."

2. A History of the United States and Its People: For the Use of Schools by Edward Eggleston (1899)
"Life of Pocahontas," by The starving time. E. Eggleston and Mrs. Seelye. ... The starving people ate the hogs, the dogs, and the horses, even to their skins ..."

3. The Works of Robert G. Ingersoll by Robert Green Ingersoll (1901)
"Have you read the article in the Morning Advertiser entitled "Workers starving " ? Answer. I have read it, and was greatly surprised at the answers made to ..."

4. American Ballads and Songs by Louise Pound (1922)
"83 starving TO DEATH ON A GOVERNMENT CLAIM Frank Baker's my name, and a bachelor I am. I'm keeping old batch on an elegant plan, You'll find me out west in ..."

5. Putnam's Magazine: Original Papers on Literature, Science, Art, and National (1907)
"The Man Who Is starving! Not he we once knew, To whom in the street our coppers ... The Man Who Is starving—how keen is the goad That gives him scant ease, ..."

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