, v. t. 1. To destroy with cold. [Eng.]
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From beds of raging fire, to starve in ice
Their soft ethereal warmth.
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2. To kill with hunger; as, maliciously to starve a man is, in law, murder.
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3. To distress or subdue by famine; as, to starve a garrison into a surrender.
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Attalus endeavored to starve Italy by stopping their convoy of provisions from Africa.
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4. To destroy by want of any kind; as, to starve plants by depriving them of proper light and air.
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5. To deprive of force or vigor; to disable.
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The pens of historians, writing thereof, seemed starved for matter in an age so fruitful of memorable actions.
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The powers of their minds are starved by disuse.
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