Definition of 'famine'
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Of course, a complete end to war, disease and famine across the globe would be wonderful. Times, Sunday Times (2016)There is no sense of the liquidity famine ending any time soon. Times, Sunday Times (2007)Famine required people to move abroad to build new lives. Times, Sunday Times (2011)Wars that killed more through famine and hunger than through actual conflict. Times, Sunday Times (2012)They collect for famine relief and give time to good causes. Times, Sunday Times (2008)They were given a potato famine of a script. Times, Sunday Times (2009)The world is blighted by drought and famine. Times, Sunday Times (2015)The cause of their anguish is not war or famine. Times, Sunday Times (2006)The famine relief office officials shrugged and directed me to the military police commander. Times, Sunday Times (2008)He insists there is no evidence for claims money sent for famine relief was used to buy arms. The Sun (2010)It has done more to allay the physical ills of disease and famine than any other impulse known to man. Christianity Today (2000)The year-long fish hunger famine had given way to feast. Times, Sunday Times (2008)The cold and rain afflicted much of Europe and led to widespread famine and disease. Times, Sunday Times (2012)Famine, war and disaster followed. Times, Sunday Times (2016)You are thrown into hostile environments: not just war zones but patrols in deserted villages and earthquake zones rife with famine and disease. Times, Sunday Times (2009)In most people's minds, drought equals famine. Times, Sunday Times (2011)It's one of those outré places that live in self-imposed famine with vanity hunger. Times, Sunday Times (2009)But when disease, famine or drought strike, life is cut short. The Sun (2009)Famine, disease, and misery were rife. Property and Prophets: The Evolution of Economic Institutions and Ideologies (1995)We need famine relief, but we're just not a fashionable tribe. Times, Sunday Times (2010)The following year was so cold it led to widespread crop failures, famine and disease across Europe. Times, Sunday Times (2007)Most have been involved in providing food and medical care to victims of the famine, drought and war in Somalia. Times, Sunday Times (2011)
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Translations for 'famine'
British English: famine /ˈfæmɪn/ NOUN
A famine is a serious shortage of food in a country, which may cause many deaths.
...refugees trapped by war and famine.
- American English: famine
- Arabic: مَجاعَة
- Brazilian Portuguese: penúria
- Chinese: 饥荒
- Croatian: glad
- Czech: hladomor
- Danish: hungersnød
- Dutch: hongersnood
- European Spanish: hambruna
- Finnish: nälänhätä
- French: famine
- German: Hungersnot
- Greek: λιμός
- Italian: carestia
- Japanese: 飢饉
- Korean: 기근
- Norwegian: hungersnød
- Polish: głód
- European Portuguese: fome
- Romanian: foamete
- Russian: голод
- Spanish: hambruna
- Swedish: hungersnöd
- Thai: ความขาดแคลนอาหาร
- Turkish: kıtlık
- Ukrainian: голод
- Vietnamese: nạn đói
Definition of famine from the Collins English Dictionary
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