famish

v. t.

  1. To starve, kill, or destroy with hunger.
  2. To exhaust the strength or endurance of, by hunger; to distress with hanger.
  3. To kill, or to cause to suffer extremity, by deprivation or denial of anything necessary.
  4. To force or constrain by famine.

v. i.

  1. To die of hunger; to starve.
  2. To suffer extreme hunger or thirst, so as to be exhausted in strength, or to come near to perish.
  3. To suffer extremity from deprivation of anything essential or necessary.

a.

  1. Smoky; hot; choleric.