Famish definitions

făm'ĭsh
To make or be very hungry; make or become weak from hunger.
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To starve to death.
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To cause someone to endure severe hunger.
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To cause someone to starve to death.
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To undergo starvation and die.
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To exhaust the strength or endurance of, by hunger; to distress with hunger.

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To kill, or to cause to suffer extremity, by deprivation or denial of anything necessary.

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To force or constrain by famine.

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(intransitive) To die of hunger; to starve.
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(intransitive) To suffer extreme hunger or thirst, so as to be exhausted in strength, or to come near to perish.

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(intransitive) To suffer extremity from deprivation of anything essential or necessary.

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Famish is defined as to make or be hungry, starving or weak.

An example of famish is for a person to not eat for a week.

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To cause to endure severe hunger.
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To cause to starve to death.
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To endure severe deprivation, especially of food.
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To undergo starvation and die.
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Origin of famish

Middle English famishen alteration of famen from Old French afamer from Vulgar Latin affamāre Latin ad- ad- Latin famēs hunger