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hunger strike

noun
1.
a deliberate refusal to eat, undertaken in protest against imprisonment, improper treatment, objectionable conditions, etc.
Origin
1885-1890
1885-90

hunger-strike

[huhng-ger-strahyk] /ˈhʌŋ gərˌstraɪk/
verb (used without object), hunger-struck, hunger-striking.
1.
to go on a hunger strike.
Origin
1910-15
Related forms
hunger striker, noun
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British Dictionary definitions for hunger-strike

hunger strike

noun
1.
a voluntary fast undertaken, usually by a prisoner, as a means of protest
Derived Forms
hunger striker, noun
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