semistarvation

[ sem-ee-stahr-vey-shuh n, sem-ahy- ]
/ ˌsɛm i stɑrˈveɪ ʃən, ˌsɛm aɪ- /

noun

the state of being nearly starved.

Nearby words

  1. semisphere,
  2. semispheric,
  3. semispinal muscle of head,
  4. semispinal muscle of neck,
  5. semispinal muscle of thorax,
  6. semisubmersible,
  7. semisubmersible rig,
  8. semisubterranean,
  9. semisulcus,
  10. semisweet

Origin of semistarvation

First recorded in 1850–55; semi- + starvation

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