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Pronunciation:  stârv'eyshun

WordNet Dictionary
  1. [n]  the act of depriving of food or subjecting to famine; "the beseigers used starvation to induce surrender"; "they were charged with the starvation of children in their care"
  2. [n]  a state of extreme hunger resulting from lack of essential nutrients over a prolonged period

STARVATION is a 10 letter word that starts with S.


 Synonyms: famishment, starving
 See Also: deprivation, hunger, hungriness, privation



Webster's 1913 Dictionary
\Star*va"tion\, n.
The act of starving, or the state of being starved.

Note: This word was first used, according to Horace Walpole,
      by Henry Dundas, the first Lord Melville, in a speech
      on American affairs in 1775, which obtained for him the
      nickname of Starvation Dundas. ``Starvation, we are
      also told, belongs to the class of 'vile compounds'
      from being a mongrel; as if English were not full of
      mongrels, and if it would not be in distressing straits
      without them.'' --Fitzed. Hall.

Dream Dictionary
 Definition: Dreaming about starvation indicates that you are lacking in some mental or emotional area of your life. You may be ignoring or avoiding an important family/emotional issue. Starvation dreams are not uncommon in individuals who are dieting or who have an Seeing or eating disorder.