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Meaning of famine

fam•ine

Pronunciation: (fam'in), [key]
— n.
  1. extreme and general scarcity of food, as in a country or a large geographical area.
  2. any extreme and general scarcity.
  3. extreme hunger; starvation.
Random House Unabridged Dictionary, Copyright © 1997, by Random House, Inc., on Infoplease.
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