forhunger

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English[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Middle English forhungren (to famish), equivalent to for- +‎ hunger. Cognate with Dutch verhongeren, German verhungern.

Verb[edit]

forhunger (third-person singular simple present forhungers, present participle forhungering, simple past and past participle forhungered)

  1. (transitive) To make very hungry; cause to die of hunger; starve.
    • 2009, Georgette Heyer, My Lord John:
      He died forhungered.

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