Definition of hunger :
1. An uneasy sensation occasioned normally by the want of food; a craving or desire for food.
2. Any strong eager desire.
3. To feel the craving or uneasiness occasioned by want of food; to be oppressed by hunger.
4. To have an eager desire; to long.
5. To make hungry; to famish.
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desire (part of speech: verb)
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- Their hands shaking with nervous hunger, the two fell upon the remaining meat. - "The Eternal Maiden", T. Everett Harré.
- If they could get the seal, they would not die of hunger. - "Stories of Great Americans for Little Americans", Edward Eggleston.
- Yet he felt neither the heat, nor any fatigue, nor any hunger. - "Bye-Ways", Robert Smythe Hichens.