"starve" in the verb sense
1. starve, hunger, famish
be hungry go without food
2. starve, famish
die of food deprivation
"The political prisoners starved to death"
"Many famished in the countryside during the drought"
3. starve, famish
deprive of food
"They starved the prisoners"
4. crave, hunger, thirst, starve, lust
have a craving, appetite, or great desire for
deprive of a necessity and cause suffering
"he is starving her of love"
"The engine was starved of fuel"
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