[ fam-isht ]
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  1. extremely hungry: to be famished after a hike;famished multitudes in the immediate postwar period.

Origin of famished

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

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See hungry.

Other words from famished

  • half-fam·ished, adjective

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