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hun•ger



Pronunciation: (hung'gur), [key]
n.
1. a compelling need or desire for food.
2. the painful sensation or state of weakness caused by the need of food: to collapse from hunger.
3. a shortage of food; famine.
4. a strong or compelling desire or craving: hunger for power.
5. from hunger, Slang.deplorably bad; dreadful: The styles in coats this winter are from hunger. Also,strictly from hunger.

v.i.
1. to feel hunger; be hungry.
2. to have a strong desire.

v.t.
Rare.to subject to hunger; starve.

Random House Unabridged Dictionary, Copyright © 1997, by Random House, Inc., on Infoplease.

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