devouring


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de·vour

 (dĭ-vour′)
tr.v. de·voured, de·vour·ing, de·vours
1. To eat up greedily. See Synonyms at eat.
2. To destroy, consume, or waste: Flames devoured the structure in minutes.
3. To take in eagerly: devour a novel.
4. To preoccupy or obsess in a harmful way: was devoured by jealousy.

[Middle English devouren, from Old French devourer, from Latin dēvorāre : dē-, de- + vorāre, to swallow.]

de·vour′er n.
de·vour′ing·ly adv.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Adj.1.devouring - (often followed by `for') ardently or excessively desirousdevouring - (often followed by `for') ardently or excessively desirous; "avid for adventure"; "an avid ambition to succeed"; "fierce devouring affection"; "the esurient eyes of an avid curiosity"; "greedy for fame"
desirous, wishful - having or expressing desire for something; "desirous of high office"; "desirous of finding a quick solution to the problem"

devouring

adjective overwhelming, powerful, intense, flaming, consuming, excessive, passionate, insatiable He has a devouring passion for music.
Translations

devouring

[dɪˈvaʊərɪŋ] ADJ (fig) [passion] → devorador; [curiosity] → acuciante

devouring

adj hunger, passionverzehrend

devouring

[dɪˈvaʊərɪŋ] adj (flames, jealousy) → divoratore/trice
References in classic literature ?
Numa has sprung through the fires and is devouring Goro.
And as the tribe waited they watched the slow devouring of the moon.
Then the ape-man fitted an arrow to his bow, and drawing the shaft far back, aimed its point at the heart of Numa where he lay in the heavens devouring Goro.
In this month I devoured all the 'Waverley novels,' but I must have been devouring a great many others, for Charles Reade's 'Christie Johnstone' is associated with the last moment of the last days.
But they could not get away so rapidly as to avoid the sight of the victorious tribe rushing upon the dead and the wounded, scrambling and disputing for the still warm and reeking flesh, and eagerly devouring it.
But when Colin held forth under his tree old Ben fixed devouring eyes on him and kept them there.
Amid grim reports of starving abandoned pets and stray animals - particularly dogs - devouring cadavers and carcasses of other animals inside the war zone here, an animal group has embarked on an animal feeding project here.
ISLAMABAD -- Supreme Court (SC) has summoned 6 officers of Khyber Pakhtunkhwa (KPK) government on February 20 who were arrested for devouring million of rupees from bomb blast affectees' fund and were released by NAB later through plea bargain.
Apart from James, there were others who were curious about the shark devouring the whale.
Swarms of locusts are capable of inflicting enormous damage on everything green as the memory of "Great War" survivors' could recount; devouring in seconds 100,000 tons of foliage could threaten the livelihood of one million people for one complete year, as far as scientific evidence tells.
Apart from a chapter of Emile Zola, which sets the scene and describes the atavistic association of the ogre as a huge and devouring predator, the works studied are all from the 1970s or later.
Her job shelving volumes at an eccentric local bookstore seemed like the perfect way to get her hands on new material, at least until she picked up The Devouring.