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vo·ra·cious

 (vô-rā′shəs, və-)
adj.
1. Consuming or eager to consume great amounts of food; ravenous.
2. Having or marked by a strong desire for an activity or pursuit: a voracious reader.

[From Latin vorāx, vorāc-, from vorāre, to swallow, devour.]

vo·ra′cious·ly adv.
vo·rac′i·ty (-răs′ĭ-tē), vo·ra′cious·ness n.

voracious

(vɒˈreɪʃəs)
adj
1. devouring or craving food in great quantities
2. very eager or unremitting in some activity: voracious reading.
[C17: from Latin vorāx swallowing greedily, from vorāre to devour]
voˈraciously adv
voracity, voˈraciousness n

vo•ra•cious

(vɔˈreɪ ʃəs, voʊ-, və-)

adj.
1. craving or consuming large quantities of food: a voracious appetite.
2. exceedingly eager or avid; insatiable: a voracious reader.
[1625–35; < Latin vorāx, s. vorāc-, adj. derivative of vorāre to eat ravenously, devour; see -acious]
vo•ra′cious•ly, adv.
vo•ra′cious•ness, vo•rac′i•ty (-ˈræs ɪ ti) n.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Adj.1.voracious - excessively greedy and grasping; "a rapacious divorcee on the prowl"; "ravening creditors"; "paying taxes to voracious governments"
acquisitive - eager to acquire and possess things especially material possessions or ideas; "an acquisitive mind"; "an acquisitive society in which the craving for material things seems never satisfied"
2.voracious - devouring or craving food in great quantitiesvoracious - devouring or craving food in great quantities; "edacious vultures"; "a rapacious appetite"; "ravenous as wolves"; "voracious sharks"
gluttonous - given to excess in consumption of especially food or drink; "over-fed women and their gluttonous husbands"; "a gluttonous debauch"; "a gluttonous appetite for food and praise and pleasure"

voracious

adjective
1. gluttonous, insatiable, ravenous, hungry, greedy, ravening, devouring For their size, stoats are voracious predators.

voracious

adjective
1. Wanting to eat or drink more than one can reasonably consume:
2. Desiring or craving food:
3. Having an insatiable appetite for an activity or pursuit:
Translations
ahnasahne

voracious

[vəˈreɪʃəs] ADJ [appetite, person, animal] → voraz (fig) [reader] → insaciable, ávido

voracious

[vəˈreɪʃəs] adj
[reader, collector] → avide
[eater, appetite] → vorace

voracious

adj persongefräßig; collectorbesessen; she is a voracious readersie verschlingt die Bücher geradezu; to be a voracious eaterUnmengen vertilgen; to have a voracious appetiteeinen Riesenappetit haben

voracious

[vəˈreɪʃəs] (liter) adj (appetite) → smisurato/a; (reader) → avido/a
References in classic literature ?
For the benefit of readers voracious for everything about everybody, schedule chapters might be provided by inferior novelists, good at painting say tiresome bourgeois fathers, gouty uncles and brothers in the army, as sometimes in great pictures we read that the sheep in the foreground have been painted by Mr.
The river horse, which lives only on grass and branches of trees, is satisfied with killing the men, but the crocodile being more voracious, feeds upon the carcases.
I'm not voracious," said Sancho, "only peckish; but even if I was a little, still I'd keep my word.
There he saw dazzling camellias expanding themselves, with flowers which were giving forth their last colours and perfumes, not on bushes, but on trees, and within bamboo enclosures, cherry, plum, and apple trees, which the Japanese cultivate rather for their blossoms than their fruit, and which queerly-fashioned, grinning scarecrows protected from the sparrows, pigeons, ravens, and other voracious birds.
A hunt after hunters Hungry times A voracious repast Wintry weather Godin's River Splendid winter scene on the great Lava Plain of Snake River Severe travelling and tramping in the snow Manoeuvres of a solitary Indian horseman Encampment on Snake River Banneck Indians The horse chief His charmed life.
He was fond of inviting them to tea; and, though vowing they never got a look in with him at the cakes and muffins, for it was the fashion to believe that his corpulence pointed to a voracious appetite, and his voracious appetite to tapeworms, they accepted his invitations with real pleasure.
A little shop, quite crammed and choked with the abundance of its stock; a perfectly voracious little shop, with a maw as accommodating and full as any shark's.
He saw the fine red brick houses, mortared in white lines, standing on the edge of the water, and their balconies, open towards the river, decked out with silk tapestry embroidered with gold flowers, the wonderful manufacture of India and China; and near these brilliant stuffs, large lines set to catch the voracious eels, which are attracted towards the houses by the garbage thrown every day from the kitchens into the river.
Had the cub thought in man-fashion, he might have epitomised life as a voracious appetite and the world as a place wherein ranged a multitude of appetites, pursuing and being pursued, hunting and being hunted, eating and being eaten, all in blindness and confusion, with violence and disorder, a chaos of gluttony and slaughter, ruled over by chance, merciless, planless, endless.
Seven generations of the same ancestor must come up from the beginning before a cos-ata-lu child may be born; and when one considers the frightful dangers that surround the vital spark from the moment it leaves the warm pool where it has been deposited to float down to the sea amid the voracious creatures that swarm the surface and the deeps and the almost equally unthinkable trials of its effort to survive after it once becomes a land animal and starts northward through the horrors of the Caspakian jungles and forests, it is plainly a wonder that even a single babe has ever been born to a Galu woman.
No one missed them; and when they emerged, the feast was over, except for a few voracious young gentlemen, who still lingered among the ruins.
If ever a hieroglyphic sign expressed an animal, it was assuredly this written name, in which the first and the final letter approached each other like the voracious jaws of a shark,--insatiable, always open, seeking whom to devour, both strong and weak.