Definition of 'starvation'
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The main threat to fish in lakes and ponds is going to be oxygen starvation. Times, Sunday Times (2011)They are fed starvation rations by their captors. Times, Sunday Times (2012)We can do a great deal to save people from starvation and infectious diseases. Times, Sunday Times (2008)She apparently was always on a starvation diet and tried to have coffee rather than food. Times, Sunday Times (2015)It is feared he may have brain damage caused by oxygen starvation. The Sun (2014)Thousands were butchered or died from starvation or disease. The Sun (2011)As a result of oxygen starvation the brain tissue dies. Times, Sunday Times (2006)Many died of disease and starvation within weeks of arrival. Times, Sunday Times (2007)An unknown proportion of the victims died from starvation or disease. Times, Sunday Times (2011)Death results largely from oxygen starvation. Lower Your Blood Pressure in 4 Easy Stages (1989)Anything less and it's starvation rations. Times, Sunday Times (2008)To maintain that, he lives on what most of us would consider a starvation diet. The Sun (2013)Those who survived were left facing starvation and disease in the harsh winters of Siberia. Times, Sunday Times (2008)The first is the sort of stress with which we are becoming more familiar as starvation and disease become commoner in many parts of the world. The Runaway Brain: the Evolution of Human Uniqueness (1993) Poverty and starvation beckons. The Sun (2008)And, in a world when there is starvation and poverty, is spending large sums on your dog a bit silly? Times, Sunday Times (2016)Also, the natural food available would soon be unable to sustain the increasing population, resulting in starvation and suffering for the deer. Times, Sunday Times (2010)At least they haven't made themselves look ridiculous by too much plastic surgery, or making their lives a misery with starvation diets. The Sun (2007)Experts say oxygen starvation - and the impact of different time zones on your body clock - is a key factor in jet lag. The Sun (2008)A lot of people were very negative about it - they'd call it the starvation diet. The Sun (2009)
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Translations for 'starvation'
British English: starvation NOUN
Starvation is extreme suffering or death, caused by lack of food.
Over three hundred people have died of starvation since the beginning of the year.
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