Definition of starvation noun from the Oxford Advanced American Dictionary

 

starvation

 noun
noun
NAmE//stɑrˈveɪʃn//
 
[uncountable]
 
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the state of suffering and death caused by having no food to die of/from starvation Millions will face starvation next year as a result of the drought. a starvation diet (= one in which you do not have much to eat) They were on starvation wages (= extremely low wages).
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