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  Definition of Famine
  1. a severe shortage of food (as through crop failure) resulting in violent hunger and starvation and death
  2. an acute insufficiency
Similar Words: dearth, shortage

 

Hyponyms: the Irish Famine, the Great Hunger, the Great Starvation, the Great Calamity

 

Language Translations:
Arabic: نقص الغذاء   Danish: hungersnød  
Dutch: hongersnood   Finnish: nälänhätä  
French: famine   Frisian: hongersneed  
German: Hungersnot   Greek: λιμός  
Hungarian: éhínség   Icelandic: hungursneyð  
Ido: famino   Japanese: 飢饉  
Kurdish: xela   Norwegian: hungersnød  
Spanish: hambruna   Swedish: hungersnöd  
 
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