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FAM'ISH, L. fames.

1. To starve to kill or destroy with hunger.
2. To exhaust the strength of, by hunger or thirst to distress with hunger.

The pains of famished Tantalus he'll feel.

3. To kill by deprivation or denial of any thing necessary for life.


1. To die of hunger. More generally,
2. To suffer extreme hunger or thirst to be exhausted in strength, or to come near to perish, for want of food or drink.

You are all resolved rather to die, than to famish.

3. To be distressed with want to come near to perish by destitution.

The Lord will not suffer the righteous to famish. Proverbs 10 .

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The unabridged 1828 version of this dictionary in the SwordSearcher Bible Software.

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Entry for 'Famish'. King James Dictionary.

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