Famine

A famine is a widespread scarcity of food, caused by several factors including crop failure, population unbalance, or government policies. This phenomenon is usually accompanied or followed by regional malnutrition, starvation, epidemic, and increased mortality. Nearly every continent in the world has experienced a period of famine throughout hist...
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Famine

• (n.) General scarcity of food; dearth; a want of provisions; destitution.
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famine

(from the article `Angola`) ...900 percent in 1994 and more than 2,500 percent the following year. Food production reached such low levels that food was either imported or ... ...farmers who form the backbone of Ethiopian agriculture became reluctant to risk producing surplus foods for market. Food shortages, already made ... ...In o...
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famine

noun a severe shortage of food (as through crop failure) resulting in violent hunger and starvation and death
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Famine

Fam'ine noun [ French famine , from Latin fames hunger; confer Greek ............... want, need, Sanskrit hāni loss, lack, to leave.] General scarcity of food; dearth; a want of provisions; destitution. 'Worn with famine .' Milton. « Th...
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famine

a severe shortage of food resulting in starvation and death
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Famine

an extreme scarcity of food; Wealth
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famine

Severe shortage of food affecting a large number of people. A report made by the United Nations (UN) Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO), published in October 1999, showed that although the number of people in the developing world without sufficient food declined by 40 million during the first half of the 1990s, there were still, in 1999, 790 m...
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