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Meaning of VORACIOUS

Pronunciation:  vow'reyshus

 
WordNet Dictionary
 
 Definition: 
  1. [adj]  devouring or craving food in great quantities; "edacious vultures"; "a rapacious appetite"; "ravenous as wolves"; "voracious sharks"
  2. [adj]  excessively greedy and grasping; "a rapacious divorcee on the prowl"; "ravening creditors"; "paying taxes to voracious governments"
 

VORACIOUS is a 9 letter word that starts with V.

 

 Synonyms: acquisitive, edacious, esurient, gluttonous, rapacious, ravening, ravenous, wolfish
 

 

 

Webster's 1913 Dictionary
 
 Definition: 
\Vo*ra"cious\, 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. --
{Vo*ra"cious*ly}, adv. -- {Vo*ra"cious*ness}, n.

 

 

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