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Noun
A shortage
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“Being an aged citizen of times long gone, I can recall my old grandad telling me about how the American Civil War brought about a cotton famine in the Lancashire mills.”
Noun
Extreme scarcity of food
“Twenty years after images of starving Ethiopian children shocked the world, famine and drought continue to stalk this African nation.”
Noun
The characteristic of being needy
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Noun
A lack of adequate nourishment
Noun
The act of abstaining from, or eating very little, food
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