a state of extreme hunger resulting from lack of essential nutrients over a prolonged period
the act of depriving of food or subjecting to famine;
"the besiegers used starvation to induce surrender"
"they were charged with the starvation of children in their care"
- The old woman died of starvation.
- These people are living on the verge of starvation.
- He suffered from starvation and disease.