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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

  • The homeless and hungry are welcomed to Thanksgiving feasts
    In downtown Los Angeles, a man who calls himself Stickshift grinned while surveying a crowd feasting on plates of turkey, mashed potatoes, cranberry sauce and green beans. Read more on this news related to 'Hungry'
  • Runners prepare to feed the hungry in Slidell for Thanksgiving
    For the fourth consecutive year, an intrepid group of runners will gather on Thanksgiving morning to raise money for a special ministry for a Slidell church. Read more on this news related to 'Hungry'
  • Sonam Kapoor: Bollywood's 'hungry young woman'
    New Delhi, Nov 27 (IANS) Actress Sonam Kapoor seems to have taken isnpiration from Bollywood's angry young man title, but with a twist. The actress has given herself a new tag - Bollywood's 'hungry young woman' - as she transforms into a different person when she is hungry. Read more on this news related to 'Hungry'

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