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Meaning of FAMISH

Pronunciation:  'famish

 
WordNet Dictionary
 
 Definition: 
  1. [v]  die of food deprivation; "The political prisoners starved to death"; "Many famished in the countryside during the drought"
  2. [v]  deprive of food; "They starved the prisoners"
  3. [v]  be hungry; go without food; "Let's eat--I'm starving!"
 

FAMISH is a 6 letter word that starts with F.

 

 Synonyms: starve
 
 Antonyms: be full, feed, give
 
 See Also: decease, deprive, die, exit, expire, famish, go, hunger, hurt, pass, pass away, perish, suffer

 

 

Webster's 1913 Dictionary
 
 Definition: 
  1. \Fam"ish\, v. t. [imp. & p. p. {Famished}; p. pr. & vb.
    n. {Famishing}.] [OE. famen; cf. OF. afamer, L. fames. See
    {Famine}, and cf. {Affamish}.]
    1. To starve, kill, or destroy with hunger. --Shak.
    
    2. To exhaust the strength or endurance of, by hunger; to
       distress with hanger.
    
             And when all the land of Egypt was famished, the
             people cried to Pharaoh for bread.    --Cen. xli.
                                                   55.
    
             The pains of famished Tantalus he'll feel. --Dryden.
    
    3. To kill, or to cause to suffer extremity, by deprivation
       or denial of anything necessary.
    
             And famish him of breath, if not of bread. --Milton.
    
    4. To force or constrain by famine.
    
             He had famished Paris into a surrender. --Burke.
    
    
  2. \Fam"ish\, v. i.
    1. To die of hunger; to starve.
    
    2. To suffer extreme hunger or thirst, so as to be exhausted
       in strength, or to come near to perish.
    
             You are all resolved rather to die than to famish?
                                                   --Shak.
    
    3. To suffer extremity from deprivation of anything essential
       or necessary.
    
             The Lord will not suffer the soul of the righteous
             to famish.                            --Prov. x. 3.
    
    
  3. \Fam"ish\, a.
    Smoky; hot; choleric.
    
    
 
Dream Dictionary
 
 Definition: Dreaming that you are famished, foretells of a failure in some endeavor which you thought to be a promising success.
 

 

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