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general scarcity of food; dearth; a want of provisions; destitution. Worn with famine. There was a famine in the land. (gen. Xxvi.

(Science: medicine) 1) famine fever, typhus fever.

Origin: f. Famine, fr. L. Fames hunger; cf. Gr. Want, need, Skr. Hani loss, lack, ha to leave.