starve (someone or something) of (something)

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starve (someone or something) of (something)

To withhold some commodity or resource from someone or something to the detriment of that person or thing. Often used in passive constructions. The authoritarian government has been accused of starving its citizens of essential services in order to maximize how much money can be invested in its military. The hotel has been starved of short-term staff ever since the local college closed. The president, unable to ban the clinics due to the constitution, has instead opted to starve them of funds and impose intense restrictions on how they are allowed to operate.
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starve of

To deprive someone or something of some resource, resulting in its depletion: Doctors tried to destroy the cancerous cells by starving them of oxygen. The agency has been starved of money by people in Congress who oppose it.
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sorts/a sort
1. Of a mediocre or inferior kind: a constitutional government of a sort.
2. Of one kind or another: knew many folktales of sorts.
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The criminal neglect of building storage dams by successive governments from mid 70s, Pakistan has become a water stressed country with looming threat of water starved one. The current water storage capacity is hardly for 36 days.
A woman who starved one of her horses to death has been banned from keeping the animals for six years.
Longo of the University of Southern California in Los Angeles injected mice with human cancer cells and later starved one group of animals for 48 or 60 hours.
Callaway says, "When a starved one is re-fed, neuropeptide Y levels go up, overriding satiety (eating beyond satisfaction of hunger).
By shredding your calorie counter you are rejecting the cultural norm that desirable women must be half- starved ones.