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From French affamer, from Latin ad + fames (“hunger”). Compare famish.
affamish (third-person singular simple present affamishes, present participle affamishing, simple past and past participle affamished)
- (obsolete) To cause (somebody) to die of hunger; to starve.
- 1595, Edmunde Spenser [i.e., Edmund Spenser], “[Amoretti.] Sonnet LXXXVII”, in Amoretti and Epithalamion. […], London: […] [Peter Short] for William Ponsonby, OCLC 932931864; reprinted in Amoretti and Epithalamion (The Noel Douglas Replicas), London: Noel Douglas […], 1927, OCLC 474036557:
- With light thereof I do myself sustain, / And thereon feed my love affamisht heart.