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semistarvation

[sem-ee-stahr-vey-shuh n, sem-ahy-] /ˌsɛm i stɑrˈveɪ ʃən, ˌsɛm aɪ-/
noun
1.
the state of being nearly starved.
Origin
1850-1855
1850-55; semi- + starvation
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