affamish

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English[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From French affamer, from Latin ad + fames (hunger). Compare famish.

Verb[edit]

affamish (third-person singular simple present affamishes, present participle affamishing, simple past and past participle affamished)

  1. (obsolete) To cause (somebody) to die of hunger; to starve.
    • With light thereof I do myself sustain,
      And thereon feed my love affamisht heart.
      - Edmund Spenser

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