starving - definition and synonyms

adjective 

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/ˈstɑː(r)vɪŋ/
  1. 1
    ill or dying because of a lack of food

    starving children

    1. a.
      informal very hungry
  2. 2
    prevented from having enough of what you need
    starving for:

    They talked as if they were starving for conversation.