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noun 
  1. (uncountable) extreme shortage of food in a region
    • 1971, Central Institute of Research & Training in Public Cooperation
    • :Dr. Bhatia pointed out that had occurred in all ages and in all societies where means of communication and transport were not developed.
      1. (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 are known: poverty, low health standards....
      1. During times of
Etymology: From French, famine.


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