Synonyms/Hypernyms (Ordered by Estimated Frequency) of verb famish

3 senses of famish

Sense 1
starve, hunger, famish -- (be hungry; go without food; "Let's eat--I'm starving!")
       => suffer, hurt -- (feel pain or be in pain)

Sense 2
starve, famish -- (deprive of food; "They starved the prisoners")
       => deprive -- (keep from having, keeping, or obtaining)

Sense 3
starve, famish -- (die of food deprivation; "The political prisoners starved to death"; "Many famished in the countryside during the drought")
       => die, decease, perish, go, exit, pass away, expire, pass, kick the bucket, cash in one's chips, buy the farm, conk, give-up the ghost, drop dead, pop off, choke, croak, snuff it -- (pass from physical life and lose all bodily attributes and functions necessary to sustain life; "She died from cancer"; "The children perished in the fire"; "The patient went peacefully"; "The old guy kicked the bucket at the age of 102")

Antonyms of adj famished

1 sense of famished

Sense 1
famished, ravenous, sharp-set, starved, esurient -- (extremely hungry; "they were tired and famished for food and sleep"; "a ravenous boy"; "the family was starved and ragged"; "fell into the esurient embrance of a predatory enemy")

INDIRECT (VIA hungry) -> thirsty -- (feeling a need or desire to drink; "after playing hard the children were thirsty")

Similarity of adj famished

1 sense of famished

Sense 1
famished, ravenous, sharp-set, starved, esurient -- (extremely hungry; "they were tired and famished for food and sleep"; "a ravenous boy"; "the family was starved and ragged"; "fell into the esurient embrance of a predatory enemy")
       => hungry (vs. thirsty) -- (feeling hunger; feeling a need or desire to eat food; "a world full of hungry people")

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