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noun hunger pronunciation in American English /ˈhʌŋɡər/
  1. 1
    [uncountable] a lack of food that can cause illness or death, especially among large numbers of people

    a new chance to fight world hunger and poverty

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    1. a.
      the feeling that you have when you need to eat something

      a nutritious snack that will satisfy your hunger

      hunger pangs (=pain in your stomach caused by hunger)

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  2. 2
    [singular/uncountable] mainly literary the feeling that you have when you want something very much
    hunger for:

    The senator talked about America's hunger for leadership.

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