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Definition of the verb famish
What does famish mean as a doing word?
verb - inflections: famished | famishing | famishes
- be hungry; go without food
- deprive of food
- die of food deprivation
- example: Many famished in the countryside during the drought
- lexical domain: Consumption - verbs of eating and drinking
- synonym of famish: starve
- more generic terms: buy the farm / cash in one's chips / choke / conk / croak / decease / die / drop dead / exit / expire / give-up the ghost / go / kick the bucket / pass / pass away / perish / pop off / snuff it = pass from physical life and lose all bodily attributes and functions necessary to sustain life
Alternative definition of the verb famish
- [obsolete, transitive] To starve (to death); to kill or destroy with hunger.
- [transitive] To exhaust the strength or endurance of, by hunger; to distress with hunger.
- [transitive] To kill, or to cause to suffer extremity, by deprivation or denial of anything necessary.
- [transitive] To force or constrain by famine.
- [intransitive] To die of hunger; to starve.
- [intransitive] To suffer extreme hunger or thirst, so as to be exhausted in strength, or to come near to perish.
- [intransitive] To suffer extremity from deprivation of anything essential or necessary.
Printed dictionaries and other books with definitions for famish
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Time's Up! (2009)
An Uncivilized Solution to a Global Crisis by Keith Farnish
keith famish is an environmental writer, philosopher and ...
by Joseph Wright
FAMISH, see Famous.
The English Dialect Dictionary, Being the Complete Vocabulary of All Dialect Words Still in Use, Or Known to Have Been in Use During the Last Two Hundred Years: F-M (1900)
by Joseph Wright
To starve, famish.
The student's English dictionary, the pronunciation adapted to the best modern usage by R. Cull (1865)
FAMISH 254 FARCICAL a craving for food; starvation; scarcity of food; dearth; a general want of provisions sufficient for the inhabitants of a country or besieged place; want; desti- Farnish. fa'mlsh, vt. [Fr. affamer; It. affamire; 8n. hambredr, ...
Comprising the Twofold Advantage of a Philosophical and an Alphabetical Arrangement, with Appropriate Engravings by Edward Smedley, Hugh James Rose, Henry John Rose
In this mood and fit, whiles they were minded to famish the poore bellie, behold the other lims, yea and the whole bodie besides, pined, wasted, and fel into an extreme consumption. Holland. Livius, fol.
by Arjuna Hulugalle
erroneous exceed excess excessive exhaust exhaustion exhaustive expect expectation expectant explain explanation explanatory explode explosion explosive Verb Noun Adjective famish ..famine famished grieve grief grievous heal health ...
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The Rag & Famish Hotel, North Sydney
Established 1860, this building 1892...
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Video shows what famish means. To starve (to death), to kill or destroy with hunger.. To exhaust the strength or endurance of, by hunger, to distress with hunger.
Scrabble value of F4A1M3I1S1H4
The value of this 6-letter word is 14 points. It is included in the first and second editions of the Official Scrabble Players Dictionary.Couldn't select: Got error 28 from storage engine