Starve is defined as to die or suffer from hunger, or to have an intense want for something.(verb)
See starve in Webster's New World College Dictionary
Origin: ME sterven < OE steorfan, to die, perish, akin to Ger sterben: see start
See starve in American Heritage Dictionary 4
verb starved starved, starv·ing, starves verb, intransitive
Origin: Middle English sterven, to die
Origin: , from Old English steorfan; see ster-1 in Indo-European roots.
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