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 (vô-rā′shəs, və-)
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.
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ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.voraciousness - excessive desire to eatvoraciousness - excessive desire to eat    
hunger, hungriness - a physiological need for food; the consequence of food deprivation
2.voraciousness - extreme gluttonyvoraciousness - extreme gluttony      
gluttony - habitual eating to excess
3.voraciousness - an excessive desire for wealth (usually in large amounts); "the greediness of lawyers"
selfishness - stinginess resulting from a concern for your own welfare and a disregard of others
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