|—vb (foll by of |
|1.||to die or cause to die from lack of food|
|2.||to deprive (a person or animal) or (of a person, etc) to be deprived of food|
|3.||informal (intr) to be very hungry|
|4.||to deprive or be deprived (of something necessary), esp so as to cause suffering or malfunctioning: the engine was starved of fuel|
|5.||to bring (to) a specified condition by starving: to starve someone into submission|
|6.||archaic to be or cause to be extremely cold|
|[Old English steorfan to die; related to Old Frisian sterva to die, Old High German sterban to die]|
v. starved, starv·ing, starves
To suffer or die from extreme or prolonged lack of food.
To deprive of food so as to cause suffering or death.