English Thesaurus

Synonyms of 'starve'

(verb) 
Definition
to die from lack of food
A number of the prisoners we saw are starving.
Synonyms
die from lack of food
,
die from malnourishment
(verb) 
The electricity industry is not the only one to be starved of investment.
Synonyms
deprive
They've been deprived of the fuel necessary to heat their homes.
,
strip
The soldiers have stripped the civilians of their passports.
,
rob
I can't forgive her for robbing me of an Olympic gold.
,
dispossess
people who were dispossessed of their land
,
divest
They were divested of all their personal possessions.

Additional synonyms

in the sense of dispossess
Definition
to deprive (someone) of (a possession)
people who were dispossessed of their land
Synonyms
in the sense of divest
Definition
to deprive of a role, function, or quality
They were divested of all their personal possessions.
Synonyms
in the sense of rob
Definition
to deprive, esp. of something deserved
I can't forgive her for robbing me of an Olympic gold.
Synonyms
do out of (informal)

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