starvation etymology

English word starvation comes from English starve, English -ation

Detailed word origin of starvation

Dictionary entryLanguageDefinition
starve English (eng) (intransitive) To be very hungry.. (intransitive) To die because of lack of food or of not eating.. (intransitive, obsolete) To die; in later use especially to die slowly, waste away.. (transitive) To deprive of nourishment.. (transitive) To destroy, make capitulate or at least make suffer by deprivation, notably of food.. (transitive, British, especially Yorkshire and Lancashire) To kill [...]
-ation English (eng) A state or quality. An action or process. The result of an action or process.
starvation English (eng) (figurative) Severe shortage of resources.. A condition of severe suffering due to a lack of nutrition.

Words with the same origin as starvation

Descendants of -ation
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