Synonyms for famine
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- 1. dearth, famine, shortage, lack, deficiency, want
- usage: an acute insufficiency
- 2. famine, calamity, catastrophe, disaster, tragedy, cataclysm
- usage: a severe shortage of food (as through crop failure) resulting in violent hunger and starvation and death