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Hungry Meaning and Definition in Dictionary

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  • feeling hunger; feeling a need or desire to eat food; "a world full of hungry people"

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Hungry Meaning and Definition in Wikipedia

Hunger is the feeling of wanting to eat. The opposite of hunger is called satiety or fullness. The feeling is started in the hypothalamus, and hormones are released from the liver. People who have eaten can survive weeks without eating, but they will start to feel hungry after they have not eaten for a few hours. Hunger is generally considered quite uncomfortable. People who have eaten food usually will feel less hungry, or not hungry at all. People can live longer without food than without water.

Hunger is also used to refer to people who generally have little to eat, and are therefore often hungry.

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'Hungry' example sentence in quotations

* Let me have men about me that are fat, Sleek-headed men, and such as sleep o' nights Yond Cassius has a lean and hungry look He thinks too much such men are dangerous. - William Shakespeare

* A bone to the dog is not charity. Charity is the bone shared with the dog, when you are just as hungry as the dog. - Jack London

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Hungry Sample Sentences in News

  • Dunkin' Donuts® Bagged Coffee And Hungry Girl Team Up For Delicious Coffee Recipes
    ORRVILLE, Ohio, Sept. 22, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- The makers of Dunkin' Donuts ® bagged coffee, are thrilled to announce  the renewal of their partnership with Hungry Girl , Lisa Lillien, to help share her ... Read more on this news related to 'Hungry'
  • Hungry Jacks hijacks Macca's Monopoly campaign
    Hungry Jack’s has hijacked the McDonald’s Monopoly campaign by providing customers with an alternative to redeeming their winning vouchers at Macca's. Read more on this news related to 'Hungry'
  • Hungry Jacks hijacks Macca's contest
    McDonald's thought it had a Monopoly on its give-away promotion. Its rival had other ideas. Read more on this news related to 'Hungry'

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