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famish

(făm′ĭsh)
v. fam·ished, fam·ishing, fam·ishes
v.tr.
1. To cause to endure severe hunger.
2. To cause to starve to death.
v.intr.
1. To endure severe deprivation, especially of food.
2. To undergo starvation and die.

fam′ish·ment n.