Famish is defined as to make or be hungry, starving or weak.(verb)
An example of famish is for a person to not eat for a week.
See famish in Webster's New World College Dictionary
transitive verb, intransitive verb
Origin: ME famishen, altered (after verbs ending in -ish-: see -ish) < famen, aphetic < OFr afamer < VL *affamare < L ad, to + fames, hunger: see famine
See famish in American Heritage Dictionary 4
verb fam·ished, fam·ish·ing, fam·ish·es verb, transitive
Origin: Middle English famishen
Origin: , alteration of famen
Origin: , from Old French afamer
Origin: , from Vulgar Latin *affamāre
Origin: : Latin ad-, ad-
Origin: + Latin famēs, hunger.
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