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famine

  

      n  
1    a severe shortage of food, as through crop failure or overpopulation  
2    acute shortage of anything  
3    violent hunger  
     (C14: from Old French, via Vulgar Latin, from Latin fames hunger)  
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famine

  
  
dearth, destitution, hunger, scarcity, starvation  

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fame, fain, fáinne, fane

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