suffering from lack of food
"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"
- Relatives of the tenants who had starved to death met the landlord at the entrance to the village and beat him severely.
- By cutting off milk and substituting with unsweetened soya milk cancer cells are being starved.