Definition of famished adjective from the Oxford Advanced Learner's Dictionary



BrE BrE//ˈfæmɪʃt//
; NAmE NAmE//ˈfæmɪʃt//
[not usually before noun] (informal, becoming old-fashioned) Hunger
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very hungry synonym starve When's lunch? I'm famished! famished refugees See related entries: Hunger Word Originlate Middle English: past participle of the verb famish, from Middle English fame ‘starve’, from Old French afamer, based on Latin fames ‘hunger’.
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