* * *star·va·tion stär-'vā-shən n1) the act or an instance of starving2) the state of being starved
* * *n.
* * *star·va·tion (stahr-vaґshən) [A.S. sterven to die] long-continued and extreme deprivation of food and resulting morbid effects.
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