Meaning & Definition of Starvation in English
1. A state of extreme hunger resulting from lack of essential nutrients over a prolonged period
2. The act of depriving of food or subjecting to famine
- "The besiegers used starvation to induce surrender"
- "They were charged with the starvation of children in their care"
Examples of using
The failure of the crops was the major cause of starvation in that region.
When we were on the brink of starvation, they saved our lives.