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famished

[ fam-isht ]
/ ˈfæm ɪʃt /
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adjective
extremely hungry: to be famished after a hike;famished multitudes in the immediate postwar period.
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Origin of famished

First recorded in 1450–1500; late Middle English; famish + -ed2

synonym study for famished

See hungry.

OTHER WORDS FROM famished

half-fam·ished, adjective
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