famishment
noun see famish

New Collegiate Dictionary. 2001.

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  • Famishment — Fam ish*ment, n. State of being famished. [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • famishment — See famish. * * * …   Universalium

  • famishment — noun /ˈfamɪʃmənt/ Starvation; the fact or process of being famished. And there shalbe erthquakes, in all quarters, and famysshment, and troubles …   Wiktionary

  • famishment — fam·ish·ment …   English syllables

  • famishment — noun a state of extreme hunger resulting from lack of essential nutrients over a prolonged period • Syn: ↑starvation • Derivationally related forms: ↑starve (for: ↑starvation) • Hypernyms: ↑hunger, ↑ …   Useful english dictionary

  • Fasting — (Roget s Thesaurus) < N PARAG:Fasting >N GRP: N 1 Sgm: N 1 fasting fasting Sgm: N 1 xerophagy xerophagy Sgm: N 1 famishment famishment starvation GRP: N 2 Sgm: N 2 fast fast jour maigre Sgm: N 2 fast d …   English dictionary for students

  • famish — verb Etymology: Middle English, probably alteration of famen, from Anglo French afamer, from Vulgar Latin *affamare, from Latin ad + fames Date: 15th century transitive verb 1. to cause to suffer severely from hunger 2. archaic to cause to starve …   New Collegiate Dictionary

  • fasting — (New American Roget s College Thesaurus) n. fast, starvation, hunger, famishment; hunger strike. See asceticism, atonement …   English dictionary for students

  • hunger — I (New American Roget s College Thesaurus) n. desire, craving; famine, hungriness, emptiness; appetite, voracity, greed. v. i. desire, crave, yearn; famish, starve. See gluttony. II (Roget s IV) n. Syn. craving, longing, yearning, mania,… …   English dictionary for students

  • starvation — n. Famishment …   New dictionary of synonyms

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