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What is another word for hunger?

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A feeling of discomfort or weakness caused by lack of food, coupled with the desire to eat
“Mothers quickly learn to distinguish a cry of hunger from one of discomfort or frustration and respond appropriately.”
The state of having a big appetite for food
“Again, Granser's eyes burned with hunger as a large crab was handed to him.”
A state or period when food is scarce
“Crisis and mass hunger did not have any lasting effect on the long-term trend.”
A strong desire or craving
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“However, I feel the need for a change and a hunger for new influences.”
The quality of being eager or enthusiastic
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Hunger for power sees the conquest of others while hunger for knowledge sees our growth.”
A state or feeling of emptiness
“Even my physical hunger, growing worse with each day, was a reprieve from the hunger in my soul.”
The act of abstaining from, or eating very little, food
To have a desire (for)
“I would hunger for open country roads. My eyes would ache for the sight of long fields of clover and wheat and barley.”
To anticipate, expect, or wait for, especially with a feeling of approval or pleasure
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To deplete, or be depleted, in physical strength or energy
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