Definition of Famine. Meaning of Famine. Synonyms of Famine

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Definition of Famine

Famine
Famine Fam"ine, n. [F. famine, fr. L. fames hunger; cf. Gr. ????? want, need, Skr. h[=a]ni loss, lack, h[=a] to leave.] General scarcity of food; dearth; a want of provisions; destitution. ``Worn with famine.' --Milton. There was a famine in the land. --Gen. xxvi. 1. Famine fever (Med.), typhus fever.

Meaning of Famine from wikipedia

- A famine is a widespread scarcity of food, caused by several factors including war, inflation, crop failure, po****tion imbalance, or government policies...
- a man-made famine in Soviet Ukraine from 1932 to 1933 that killed millions of Ukrainians. It is also known as the Terror-Famine and Famine-Genocide in...
- Great Famine (Irish: an Gorta Mór [anˠ ˈɡɔɾˠt̪ˠə ˈmˠoːɾˠ]), also known as the Great Hunger and sometimes referred to as the Irish Potato Famine mostly...
- The Great Chinese Famine (Chinese: 三年大饥荒, "three years of famine") was a period in the history of the People's Republic of China (PRC) which was characterized...
- The Bengal famine of 1943 was a famine in the Bengal province of British India (now Bangladesh and eastern India) during World War II. An estimated 2...
- The Great Famine of 1315–1317 (occasionally dated 1315–1322) was the first of a series of large-scale crises that struck Europe early in the 14th century...
- The Soviet famine of 1932–33 was a major famine that killed millions of people in the major grain-producing areas of the Soviet Union, including Ukraine...
- famine may refer to: Bengal famine of 1770 Bengal famine of 1873–1874 Bengal famine of 1943 Bangladesh famine of 1974 Famine in India Akaler Shandhaney...
- A widespread famine affected Ethiopia from 1983 to 1985. The worst famine to hit the country in a century, it left 1.2 million dead. 400,000 refugees left...
- Potato famine may refer to: European Potato Famine, the wider agrarian crisis in Europe contemporaneous to the Irish and Highland potato famines in the...
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