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Meaning & Definition of Starvation in English





1. A state of extreme hunger resulting from lack of essential nutrients over a prolonged period

  • starvation,
  • famishment

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"
  • starvation,
  • starving

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.