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starving, present participle; starved, past tense; starves, 3rd person singular present; starved, past participle;
  1. (of a person or animal) Suffer severely or die from hunger
    • - she left her animals to starve
    • - seven million starved to death
    • - the world's starving children
  2. Cause (a person or animal) to suffer severely or die from hunger
    • - for a while she had considered starving herself
  3. Feel very hungry
    • - I don't know about you, but I'm starving
  4. Force someone out of a place or into a specified state by stopping supplies of food
    • - the Royalists were starved out after eleven days
    • - German U-boats hoping to starve Britain into submission
  5. Deprive of something necessary
    • - the arts are being starved of funds
  6. Be freezing cold
    • - pull down that window for we are perfectly starving here

  1. be hungry; go without food; "Let's eat--I'm starving!"
  2. die of food deprivation; "The political prisoners starved to death"; "Many famished in the countryside during the drought"
  3. crave: have a craving, appetite, or great desire for
  4. deprive of a necessity and cause suffering; "he is starving her of love"; "The engine was starved of fuel"
  5. (starved) famished: extremely hungry; "they were tired and famished for food and sleep"; "a ravenous boy"; "the family was starved and ragged"; "fell into the esurient embrance of a predatory enemy"
  6. (starvation) a state of extreme hunger resulting from lack of essential nutrients over a prolonged period
  7. Starvation is a severe reduction in vitamin, nutrient and energy intake. It is the most extreme form of malnutrition. In humans, prolonged starvation can cause permanent organ damage and eventually, death. The term inanition refers to the symptoms and effects of starvation.
  8. Starved is an FX Network television situation comedy that aired for one season of seven episodes in 2005. The series was about four friends who each suffer from eating disorders, who met at a "shame-based" support group called Belt Tighteners. ...
  9. (Starvation (computing)) In computer science, starvation is a multitasking-related problem, where a process is perpetually denied necessary resources. Without those resources, the program can never finish its task .
  10. (Starvation (glaciology)) In glaciology, starvation is said to occur when a glacier retreats not because of temperature increases, but due to precipitation being so low that ice flow downwards into the zone of ablation exceeds the replenishment from snowfall. ...
  11. To die; in later use especially to die slowly, waste away; To die because of lack of food or of not eating; To be very hungry; To destroy, make capitulate or at least make suffer by deprivation, notably of food; To deprive of nourishment; To kill with cold
  12. (starvation) a condition of severe suffering due to a lack of nutrition; likely to cause starving
  13. (Starved) a condition where a insufficient level of crosslinker or adhesion promoters exist in the uncured silicone composition.  This results in very high product viscosities and or very slow to incomplete curing capabilities.
  14. (Starved) as Heather, Lady Godiva, Puma Girl
  15. (starvation) A condition wherein one or more threads prevent other threads from accessing a shared resource over extended periods of time. For instance, a thread that invokes a synchronized method that performs some time-consuming operation starves other threads.
  16. (Starvation) 1) The originator of thought. 2) A way to salvation. 3) A physical eccentricity of the stomach. 4) A cure for indigestion. 5) A banting process invented by Lazurus.
  17. (Starvation) A lack of oil in vital areas of a sys- tem. Often caused by plugged filters, etc.
  18. (Starvation) An illegal tactic of war meant to induce surrender by blocking humanitarian aid and/or normal commerce to a city or state.
  19. (Starvation) The result of giving insufficient charge in relation to the amount of discharge, resulting in poor service and injury to the battery.
  20. (Starvation) When an eating disorder leads to starvation, the person's heart rate, body temperature and metabolism lower. Women may experience irregular or complete cessation of menstruation. Fine hair grows on the face and back, but hair falls out from the scalp. ...
  21. (Starvation) Withholding even the small amount of food allowed the trokosi is one of the ways in which the priests of trokosi shrines keep their slaves under control, also used as a punishment for any slight offense in the shrines. ...
  22. (Starvation) occurs when a thread is denied a resource.
  23. (starvation) Situation in which a thread waits for an event that might never occur, also called indefinite postponement.
  24. (starvation) When a lower priority item is unfairly delayed by higher priority items that arrive later. This can occur in both The Process Scheduler and disk scheduling.
  25. Starvation is life-threatening undernutrition, when a poor nutritional state unilaterally raises vulnerability to mortality through any means (De Waal 1991). Physical and biological condition describing chronic lack of food, which leads to death.