Definitions for voraciousvɔˈreɪ ʃəs, voʊ-, və-

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  1. rapacious, ravening, voracious(adj)

    excessively greedy and grasping

    "a rapacious divorcee on the prowl"; "ravening creditors"; "paying taxes to voracious governments"

  2. edacious, esurient, rapacious, ravening, ravenous, voracious, wolfish(adj)

    devouring or craving food in great quantities

    "edacious vultures"; "a rapacious appetite"; "ravenous as wolves"; "voracious sharks"

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  1. voracious(Adjective)

    Wanting or devouring great quantities of food.

  2. voracious(Adjective)

    Having a great appetite for anything (e.g., a voracious reader).

  3. Origin: From vorax, from voro.

Webster DictionaryRate this definition:(0.00 / 0 votes)

  1. Voracious(adj)

    greedy in eating; very hungry; eager to devour or swallow; ravenous; gluttonous; edacious; rapacious; as, a voracious man or appetite; a voracious gulf or whirlpool

  2. Origin: [L. vorax, -acis, fr. vorare to devour; akin to Gr. meat, food, to devour, Skr. gar. Cf. Devour.]


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