famishment

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English[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From famish +‎ -ment.

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Noun[edit]

famishment (plural famishments)

  1. Starvation; the fact or process of being famished.
  2. (obsolete) Famine.
    • 1526, William Tyndale, trans. Bible, Mark XIII:
      And there shalbe erthquakes, in all quarters, and famysshment, and troubles.