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- Included in Hitchcocks: No
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- Included in Websters: Yes
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- Included in Thayers: Yes
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- G3983 Used 2 times
A stimulus to work
1. An uneasy sensation occasioned by the want of food; a craving of food by the stomach; craving appetite. hunger is not merely want of food, for persons when sick, may abstain long from eating without hunger or an appetite for food. hunger therefore is the pain or uneasiness of the stomach of a healthy person, when too long destitute of food.
2. Any strong or eager desire.
For hunger of my gold I die.
HUN'GER, verb intransitive To feel the pain or uneasiness which is occasioned by long abstinence from food; to crave food.
1. To desire with great eagerness; to long for.
Blessed are they that hunger and thirst after righteousness. Matthew 5:6.
HUN'GER, verb transitive To famish. [Not in use.]
HUN'GER-BITTEN, adjective Pained, pinched or weakened by hunger.
HUN'GERING, participle present tense Feeling the uneasiness of want of food; desiring eagerly; longing for; craving.
HUN'GERLY, adjective Hungry; wanting food or nourishment.
HUN'GERLY, adverb With keen appetite. [Little used.]
HUN'GER-ST'ARVED, adjective Starved with hunger; pinched by want of food.