- extreme scarcity of food；a shortage
noun: famine, plural noun: famines
- 1. extreme scarcity of food drought could result in famine throughout the region the famine of 1921–22 同義詞 反義詞
- ▪ a shortage the cotton famine of the 1860s 同義詞
- ▪ hunger.
- extreme scarcity of food: drought resulted in famine throughout the region the famine of 1921–2