starvation
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starvation(
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A noun is a word referring to a person, animal, place, thing, feeling or idea (e.g. man, dog, house).
1. (extreme desire for food)
a. el hambre
(f) means that a noun is feminine. Spanish nouns have a gender, which is either feminine (like la mujer or la luna) or masculine (like el hombre or el sol).
My mother reminds me of all the people dying of starvation every time I waste food.Mi madre me recuerda toda la gente que se muere de hambre cada vez que desperdicio comida.
b. la inanición
(f) means that a noun is feminine. Spanish nouns have a gender, which is either feminine (like la mujer or la luna) or masculine (like el hombre or el sol).
The victim was held captive in a cage and left to die of starvation.Mantuvieron cautiva a la víctima en una jaula y la dejaron morir de inanición.
c. la hambruna
(f) means that a noun is feminine. Spanish nouns have a gender, which is either feminine (like la mujer or la luna) or masculine (like el hombre or el sol).
Missionaries and doctors were sent to the region that was plagued by disease and starvation.Enviaron misioneros y médicos a la región acosada por la enfermedad y la hambruna.
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starvation
A noun is a word referring to a person, animal, place, thing, feeling or idea (e.g. man, dog, house).
1. (general)
a. la inanición
(f) means that a noun is feminine. Spanish nouns have a gender, which is either feminine (like la mujer or la luna) or masculine (like el hombre or el sol).
to die of starvationmorir de inanición
starvation dietdieta miserable
starvation wagessalario mísero
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starvation [stɑːˈveɪʃən]
noun
hambre (f); inanición (f); hambruna (f); (LAm) privación (f)
to die of starvation morir de hambre; they are threatened with starvation les amenaza el hambre; fuel starvation (Téc) agotamiento (m) del combustible
modifier
starvation diet (n) régimen (m) de hambre
starvation wages (n) sueldo (m) de hambre
Collins Complete Spanish Electronic Dictionary © HarperCollins Publishers 2011
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