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★ famine (n)【(飢饉;欠乏】

The money spent by the Duke in this merry-making was obtained by taxing grain so heavily that bread was at famine prices, and vast numbers of the poor died of hunger.

Most birds die of starvation, but they are happy when food is abundant, because they do not think about the future. Peasants who have survived a famine will be perpetually haunted by memory and apprehension.

In Ireland a famine and disease killed sixty-five thousand people.
[アイルランドでは飢饉と病気で6万5千人が命を失った。【 a water famine (極端な)水不足】

Many people die of starvation during famines every year.
[ 出典:Longman Dictionary of Contemporary English, new ed.]

He can scarcely drive away famine with his labor.
 出典:Shogakukan Random House English-Japanese Dictionary, 1982.]