Definition of starvation noun from the Oxford Advanced Learner's Dictionary



BrE BrE//stɑːˈveɪʃn//
; NAmE NAmE//stɑːrˈveɪʃn//
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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) The pilot had lost consciousness because of oxygen starvation. They were on starvation wages (= extremely low wages). The workers lived in poor conditions and were paid starvation wages.
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