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Meaning of FAMISH

Pronunciation:  'famish

WordNet Dictionary
  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
  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.
             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?
    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.