famishment


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a state of extreme hunger resulting from lack of essential nutrients over a prolonged period

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After perusing the exhibits, you might conclude that spelunkers are in a constant state of famishment during their explorations.
Thirty years ago in an Algerian oasis, I saw a young woman cocooned in white turn to a man who was walking behind her and - with kohl-lined eyes and the red-hot ciphers of her hennaed hands and feet - reveal her sexual soul, its famishment and capacity.