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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.
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The incident highlights the plight of innumerable famished bovines that roam about in India uncared for in a dispensation that claims to care for them.
Word on the slaughter of a dead cow spreads faster than other news among famished households.
A collapsing of the boundaries between the real and the supernatural was a recurring feature in The Famished Road ([1991] 1993).
At a party full of people who care only about themselves, Kershaw, who looks like your typical 12-year-old crackwhore, lifted her dress--something that likely comes easy for someone making her living selling skin--to reveal the words "Gun Control" stenciled on her famished flesh.
Nigerian-born Ben Okri won for his third novel The Famished Road.
A FAMISHED owl was yesterday lured back by its owner after three days on the loose - with a dead rat.
Holed up during a bone-chilling Boston winter, I was drawn into Nigerian Ben Okri's novel The Famished Road.
But so little remained of the bats Scalping the famished lake
Sweden, June 30 -- While the people rescued in Uttarakhand say that they saw Gods in uniform, who not only saved their lives but also went out of their way to look after famished, cold, injured, shelterless and under clothed hapless citizens while the state administration including the police, twiddled its thumbs writes Lt Gen SK Bahri (Retd).
After an overview of metaphor and memory in West African writing, the author studies four major authors of the region: Amos Tutuola's My Life in the Bush of Ghosts; Ben Okri's The Famished Road; Ayi Kwei Armah's Fragments; and childless mothers and dead husbands in the work of Ama Ata Aidoo.
He informed the police who rushed to the place and found the famished baby crying bitterly for food.