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Related to voracious: unretentive
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·rac′i·ty (-răs′ĭ-tē), vo·ra′cious·ness n.
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]
voracity, voˈraciousness n
vo•ra•cious(vɔˈreɪ ʃəs, voʊ-, və-)
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•ness, vo•rac′i•ty (-ˈræs ɪ ti) n.
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|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 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"
1. Wanting to eat or drink more than one can reasonably consume: