飢 means 'starving'

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Strokes : 10    Frequency: 1922   JLPT: N1    Usefulness: 5    Study set: 5-35    Grade: 8   Intermediate lesson: -    Beginner lesson: -   Begins 15 words   Used in 21 words   Used in 1 name   Not used as a component
Jōyō (常用)
   える to starve, to be hungry
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Learn to talk about literal hunger, saying things such as “A slice of bread was not enough to satisfy his hunger” and “I would rather starve to death than steal.” Also find out how to speak of it figuratively, as with “a hunger for adventure” and “starving for conversation.” Encounter a saying about a starving dog’s mentality, and see how the Japanese talk about bloodthirsty beings.
⿰   () eat; food   table  
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In the most useful 10,000 words in Japanese, 飢 is used 4 times, read 2 ways.
Across all words in Japanese, 飢 is used 19 times, read 2 ways.
キ : 13 words FIND ALL
starvation; famine; hunger
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える : 6 words FIND ALL
ichidan verb, intransitive verb
to starve; to thirst; to be hungry
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An additional 2 less common words include 飢 but the reading has not yet been categorized.
Henshall: 1127  Joy o' Kanji : 1127  Key to Kanji:

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キ   starving   うえる to starve, to be hungry   
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eat; food
キ    table   
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