Famine will stalk the land and as many as seven million people will confront extreme food insecurity—in short, starvation.
His poems, written in the quiet between battles, work and starvation, survive him.
An economic downturn had crippled the area, and some people died of starvation.
Each of these studies found that exposure to starvation during the first trimester of pregnancy appeared to do the most harm.
The body that proclaims its reproductive feat is shamed into starvation and submission.
All her efforts, however, were fruitless, and she found herself on the verge of starvation.
Exclusion was to me starvation, and I eagerly adopted the counsel of my companion.
The occupant's features were pinched with sadness and starvation.
It was pure kindness, for he would have died slowly otherwise of starvation.
The final military catastrophe made the Federal army master of a country already half conquered by starvation.
1778, noun of action from starve. Famously introduced in English by Henry Dundas during debate in the House of Commons in 1775 on American affairs. It earned him the nickname "Starvation Dundas," though sources disagree on whether this was given in objection to the harshness of his suggestion of starving the rebels into submission or in derision at the barbarous formation of the word. It is one of the earliest instances of -ation used with a native Germanic word.
As to Lord Chatham, the victories, conquests, extension of our empire within these last five years, will annihilate his fame of course, and he may be replaced by Starvation Dundas, whose pious policy suggested that the devil of rebellion could be expelled only by fasting, though that never drove him out of Scotland. [Horace Walpole, letter to the Rev. William Mason, April 25, 1781]
starvation star·va·tion (stär-vā'shən)
The act or process of starving.
The condition of being starved.