Affamish
Affamish Af*fam"ish ([a^]f*f[a^]m"[i^]sh), v. t. & i. [F. affamer, fr. L. ad + fames hunger. See {Famish}.] To afflict with, or perish from, hunger. [Obs.] --Spenser. [1913 Webster]

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  • affamish — verb ( ed/ ing/ es) Etymology: modification (influenced by famish) of Middle French affamer, afamer more at famish transitive verb obsolete : to cause to hunger : starve …   Useful english dictionary

  • Famish — Fam ish, v. t. [imp. & p. p. {Famished}; p. pr. & vb. n. {Famishing}.] [OE. famen; cf. OF. afamer, L. fames. See {Famine}, and cf. {Affamish}.] 1. To starve, kill, or destroy with hunger. Shak. [1913 Webster] 2. To exhaust the strength or… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Famished — Famish Fam ish, v. t. [imp. & p. p. {Famished}; p. pr. & vb. n. {Famishing}.] [OE. famen; cf. OF. afamer, L. fames. See {Famine}, and cf. {Affamish}.] 1. To starve, kill, or destroy with hunger. Shak. [1913 Webster] 2. To exhaust the strength or… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Famishing — Famish Fam ish, v. t. [imp. & p. p. {Famished}; p. pr. & vb. n. {Famishing}.] [OE. famen; cf. OF. afamer, L. fames. See {Famine}, and cf. {Affamish}.] 1. To starve, kill, or destroy with hunger. Shak. [1913 Webster] 2. To exhaust the strength or… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • afamish — variant of affamish v. Obs …   Useful english dictionary

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