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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

  • Kelly: Some consumers are angry the new Hungry Jack syrup bottle can’t be microwaved
    A sticky debate greeted news that Hungry Jack pancake syrup had changed the shape of its bottle. Read more on this news related to 'Hungry'
  • Poor and hungry
    Malacanang’s response to the release of a Social Weather Stations survey showing that 43 percent, or about 9.3 million Filipinos, considered themselves hungry, and 55 percent, or some 12.1 million Filipino families, thought themselves poor, was true to form. Read more on this news related to 'Hungry'
  • Here's a surprising advantage to being hungry
    You know not to go grocery shopping on an empty stomach. Read more on this news related to 'Hungry'

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