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...
- The Great Famine (Irish: an Gorta Mór [anˠ ˈɡɔɾˠt̪ˠə ˈmˠoːɾˠ]), or the Great Hunger, was a period of m**** starvation and disease in Ireland from 1845 to...
- a man-made famine in Soviet Ukraine in 1932 and 1933 that killed millions of Ukrainians. It is also known as the Terror-Famine and Famine-Genocide in...
- of famines. Bengal famine Droughts and famines in Russia and the Soviet Union Famine in India Famines in Czech lands Famines in Ethiopia Famines, epidemics...
- The Great Chinese Famine (Chinese: 三年大饥荒, "three years of famine") was a period in the People's Republic of China between the years 1959 and 1961 (Great...
- Indian famines, including the Bengal famine of 1770, the Chalisa famine, the Doji bara famine, the Great Famine of 1876–1878, and the 1943 Bengal famine. Some...
- 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...
- The Bengal famine of 1943 (Bengali: pônchasher mônnôntôr) was a devastating famine in the Bengal province of British-occupied India during World War II...
- Potato famine may refer to: European Potato Famine, the wider agrarian crisis in Europe contemporaneous to the Irish and Highland potato famines in the...
- 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...
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