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Meaning of RAVENOUS

Pronunciation:  'ravunus

 
WordNet Dictionary
 
 Definition: 
  1. [adj]  devouring or craving food in great quantities; "edacious vultures"; "a rapacious appetite"; "ravenous as wolves"; "voracious sharks"
  2. [adj]  extremely hungry; "they were tired and famished for food and sleep"; "a ravenous boy"; "the family was starved and ragged"; "fell into the esurient embrance of a predatory enemy"
 

RAVENOUS is a 8 letter word that starts with R.

 

 Synonyms: edacious, esurient, famished, gluttonous, hungry, rapacious, ravening, sharp-set, starved, voracious, wolfish
 

 

 

Webster's 1913 Dictionary
 
 Definition: 
\Rav"en*ous\, a. [From 2d {Raven}.]
1. Devouring with rapacious eagerness; furiously voracious;
   hungry even to rage; as, a ravenous wolf or vulture.

2. Eager for prey or gratification; as, a ravenous appetite
   or desire. -- {Rav"en*ous*ly}, adv. -- {Rav"en*ous*ness},
   n.

 

 

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