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English[]

Etymology[]

From French famine.

Pronunciation[]

  • Rhymes: -æmɪn
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Noun[]

Wikipedia

Singular
Famine

Plural
s

Famine (s)

  1. (uncountable) extreme shortage of food in a region
    • 1971, Central Institute of Research & Training in Public Cooperation
      Dr. Bhatia pointed out that famine had occurred in all ages and in all societies where means of communication and transport were not developed.
  2. (countable) a period of extreme shortage of food in a region
    • 1986, United States Congress, House Select Committee on Hunger, Committee on Foreign Affairs, Subcommittee on Africa, Famine and Recovery in Africa
      The root causes of the current famine are known: poverty, low health standards....
  3. During times of famine

Translations[]


French[]

Etymology[]

From Latin fames "hunger".

Noun[]

Famine f. (plural Famines)

  1. famine

Anagrams[]

  • aefimn,
  • infâme

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