"famishing" in the verb sense
1. starve, hunger, famish
be hungry go without food
2. starve, famish
deprive of food
"They starved the prisoners"
3. starve, famish
die of food deprivation
"The political prisoners starved to death"
"Many famished in the countryside during the drought"
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