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rav·en·ous

 (răv′ə-nəs)
adj.
1. Extremely hungry or characterized by extreme hunger; voracious: missed lunch and was ravenous by dinnertime.
2. Predatory or ferocious in predation: ravenous lions.
3. Eager for gratification or extremely desirous: "I'm ravenous for news, any kind of news" (Margaret Atwood).

[Middle English, from Old French ravineux, from raviner, to take by force, from Vulgar Latin *rapīnāre, from Latin rapīna, plunder; see rapine.]

rav′en·ous·ly adv.
rav′en·ous·ness n.
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ravenous

(ˈrævənəs)
adj
1. famished; starving
2. rapacious; voracious
[C16: from Old French ravineux, from Latin rapīna plunder, from rapere to seize]
ˈravenously adv
ˈravenousness n
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rav•en•ous

(ˈræv ə nəs)

adj.
1. extremely hungry; famished.
2. predatory: a ravenous jungle beast.
3. intensely eager: ravenous for affection.
[1350–1400; Middle English < Old French ravineus=ravin(er) to raven2 + -eus -ous]
rav′en•ous•ly, adv.
rav′en•ous•ness, n.
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ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Adj.1.ravenous - 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"
hungry - feeling hunger; feeling a need or desire to eat food; "a world full of hungry people"
2.ravenous - devouring or craving food in great quantitiesravenous - 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"
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ravenous

adjective
1. starving, starved, very hungry, famished, esurient a pack of ravenous animals
starving full, glutted, sated, satiated
2. greedy, insatiable, avaricious, covetous, grasping, insatiate He had moderated his ravenous appetite.
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ravenous

adjective
1. Desiring or craving food:
2. Wanting to eat or drink more than one can reasonably consume:
3. Having an insatiable appetite for an activity or pursuit:
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Translations
جائعمُفْتَرِس، ضارٍ
vyhladovělý
hundesulten
tosi nälkäinen
proždrljiv
glorhungraîur
飢えた
몹시 굶주린
peralkęs
izbadējies
jättehungrig
ซึ่งตะกละมาก
kurt gibi açkurt gibi acıkmış
rất đói

ravenous

[ˈrævənəs] ADJ
1. (= starving) → hambriento
I'm ravenous!¡me comería un toro!
he was ravenoustenía un hambre canina
2. (= voracious) → voraz
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ravenous

[ˈrævənəs] adjaffamé(e)
to be ravenous → avoir une faim de loup
I'm ravenous! → J'ai une faim de loup!
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ravenous

adj animalausgehungert; person alsoheißhungrig; appetite, hungergewaltig; I’m ravenousich habe einen Bärenhunger (inf)
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ravenous

[ˈrævənəs] adj (person) → affamato/a; (appetite, animal) → famelico/a, vorace
Collins Italian Dictionary 1st Edition © HarperCollins Publishers 1995

ravenous

(ˈrӕvənəs) adjective
very hungry.
ˈravenously adverb
ˈravenousness noun
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ravenous

جائع vyhladovělý hundesulten heißhungrig λιμασμένος hambriento tosi nälkäinen vorace proždrljiv affamato 飢えた 몹시 굶주린 uitgehongerd skrubbsulten żarłoczny morto de fome прожорливый jättehungrig ซึ่งตะกละมาก kurt gibi aç rất đói 贪婪的
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The third day, in the morning, after a night of strange, confused, and inconsistent dreams, and rather dozing than sleeping, I awaked ravenous and furious with hunger; and I question, had not my understanding returned and conquered it, whether if I had been a mother, and had had a little child with me, its life would have been safe or not.
A boy's appetite grows very fast, and in a few moments the queer, empty feeling had become hunger, and the hunger grew bigger and bigger, until soon he was as ravenous as a bear.
We are not ravenous beasts, eating of each other, but Christian men, receiving thankfully that which the Lord hath seen fit to give."
The ground was still covered with snow, though not so deep and dangerous as on the mountains; and the ravenous creatures, as we heard afterwards, were come down into the forest and plain country, pressed by hunger, to seek for food, and had done a great deal of mischief in the villages, where they surprised the country people, killed a great many of their sheep and horses, and some people too.
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Grose, but she was there most for Flora; and no moment of my monstrous time was perhaps so extraordinary as that in which I consciously threw out to her-- with the sense that, pale and ravenous demon as she was, she would catch and understand it--an inarticulate message of gratitude.
All this coast is much infested with ravenous beasts, monkeys, and serpents, of which last here are some seven feet in length, and thicker than an ordinary man; in the head of this serpent is found a stone about the bigness of an egg, resembling bezoar, and of great efficacy, as it is said, against all kinds of poison.
The poisonous flies and gnats swarmed around by thousands; in vain one waved myrtle-branches about like mad; the audacious insect population did not cease to sting; nor was there a single person in the well-crammed carriage whose face was not swollen and sore from their ravenous bites.
Even then, while I gazed, they came up in troops, hurriedly, with ravenous eyes, allured by the scent of the meat.
They came back to camp wonderfully refreshed, glad-hearted, and ravenous; and they soon had the camp-fire blazing up again.
People never enjoy Abstract Science, you know, when they're ravenous with hunger.
He remembered the luncheon they had eaten together when first he came to Paris and the ghoulish appetite which had disgusted him: he realised now that she ate in that manner because she was ravenous. The concierge told him what her food had consisted of.