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noun
a deliberate refusal to eat, undertaken in protest against imprisonment, improper treatment, objectionable conditions, etc.
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Origin of hunger strike

First recorded in 1885–90

Other definitions for hunger strike (2 of 2)

hunger-strike
[ huhng-ger-strahyk ]
/ ˈhʌŋ gərˌstraɪk /

verb (used without object), hun·ger-struck, hun·ger-strik·ing.
to go on a hunger strike.

Origin of hunger-strike

First recorded in 1910–15

OTHER WORDS FROM hunger-strike

hunger striker, noun
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British Dictionary definitions for hunger strike

hunger strike

noun
a voluntary fast undertaken, usually by a prisoner, as a means of protest

Derived forms of hunger strike

hunger striker, noun
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