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Meaning of voracious by Wiktionary Dictionary

voracious


    Etymology

    From Latin vorāx < vorō ( “I devour” ) .

    Pronunciation

    • IPA: /vɔːˈreɪ.ʃəs/, /vəˈreɪ.ʃəs/, SAMPA: /vO:"reI.S@s/, /v@"reI.S@s/
    • Rhymes: -eɪʃəs

    Adjective

    voracious ( comparative more voracious, superlative most voracious )

    1. Wanting or devouring great quantities of food.
    2. Having a great appetite for anything ( e.g., a voracious reader ).

    Synonyms

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Explanation of voracious by Wordnet Dictionary

voracious


    Adjective
    1. devouring or craving food in great quantities

    2. voracious sharks
    3. excessively greedy and grasping

    4. paying taxes to voracious governments


    Definition of voracious by GCIDE Dictionary

    voracious


    1. Voracious a. [L. vorax, -acis, fr. vorare to devour; akin to Gr. meat, food, to devour, Skr. gar. Cf. Devour.] 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.” Dampier. -- Voraciously, adv. -- Voraciousness, n.