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Synonyms for starvation
stɑrˈveɪ ʃənstar·va·tion

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. starvation, famishmentnoun

    a state of extreme hunger resulting from lack of essential nutrients over a prolonged period

    famishment, starving

  2. starvation, starvingnoun

    the act of depriving of food or subjecting to famine

    "the besiegers used starvation to induce surrender"; "they were charged with the starvation of children in their care"

    famishment, starving

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  1. starvationnoun


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  1. List of paraphrases for "starvation":

    famine, hunger, fasting, hungry, fame, hambre, lakota, deprivation, starve

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  1. Cynthia Arnson:

    People who are starving do not mobilize in the streets, there is actually widespread starvation.

  2. Thomas Szasz:

    Addiction, obesity, starvation (anorexia nervosa) are political problems, not psychiatric: each condenses and expresses a contest between the individual and some other person or persons in his environment over the control of the individual's body.

  3. Keir Giles:

    ' Deportation' is a euphemism. It's been used as a fairly innocuous term for what happened to these people, which was effectively enslavement and starvation. is shipping off the women, the children, the people that you want to remove from societies in order to neutralize them, they are generally met with pretty horrific fates. If they survived at all, they did not return for years or decades.

  4. Cherrie Moraga:

    When you are not physically starving, you have the luxury to realize psychic and emotional starvation.

  5. Benjamin Silberstein:

    Just look at the way the letter is worded. They want to make it sound like sanctions equals starvation so the U.S. should really be benevolent and give them up.

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