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Meaning of starveling

starve•ling

Pronunciation: (stärv'ling), [key]
— n.
  1. a person, animal, or plant that is starving.
—adj.
  1. starving; suffering from lack of nourishment.
  2. pining with want.
  3. poverty-stricken.
  4. poor in condition or quality.
  5. such as to entail or suggest starvation.
Random House Unabridged Dictionary, Copyright © 1997, by Random House, Inc., on Infoplease.
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