Children's, Intermediate and Advanced Online English Dictionary & Thesaurus

Comprehensive
Dictionary Suite
Help
Help
Help
 
Advanced Dictionary    
Display options
 
Lookup History
famish

fa·mish

famish

 
pronunciation:
fae mihsh
parts of speech:
transitive verb, intransitive verb
part of speech: transitive verb
inflections: famished, famishing, famishes
definition: to cause to suffer from severe hunger.
The failure of the crops and the long winter that followed famished the settlers.
 
part of speech: intransitive verb
inflections: famished, famishing, famishes
definition: to experience great hunger or death by starvation.
Many of the peasants famished that year.
synonyms:
starve