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Meaning of hunger strike

hun'ger strike"

Pronunciation: [key]
  1. a deliberate refusal to eat, undertaken in protest against imprisonment, improper treatment, objectionable conditions, etc.

hun•ger-strike

Pronunciation: (hung'gur-strīk"), [key]
— -struck, -strik•ing.
  1. to go on a hunger strike.
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