Complete Definition of "voracious"

was wotd|2007|January|21
English

Etymology
Latin vorax, from varare 'to devour'.

Pronunciation
IPA|/vɔːˈreɪʃəs/ or /vəˈreɪʃəs/
audio|en-us-voracious.ogg|Audio (US)
rhymes|eɪʃəs

Adjective
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  1. Wanting or devouring great quantities of food.

#: The beast's voracious habit led many to fear him.

  1. Having a great appetite for anything (e.g. "a voracious reader").

#: Even as a young girl, she was a voracious reader.

Quotations
1867 — w:Charles Dickens|Charles Dickens, s:Oliver Twist|Oliver Twist, ch 45
:The old man was up, betimes, next morning, and waited impatiently for the appearance of his new associate, who after a delay that seemed interminable, at length presented himself, and commenced a voracious assault on the breakfast.
1922 — w:Walter Lippmann|Walter Lippmann, s:Public Opinion|Public Opinion, ch VII
:If he carried chiefly his appetite, a zeal for tiled bathrooms, a conviction that the Pullman car is the acme of human comfort, and a belief that it is proper to tip waiters, taxicab drivers, and barbers, but under no circumstances station agents and ushers, then his Odyssey will be replete with good meals and bad meals, bathing adventures, compartment-train escapades, and voracious demands for money.

Translations
trans-top|devouring great quantities of food
German: gefräßig
Finnish: ahne, ahnas
Spanish: t|es|voraz
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trans-top|having a great appetite for anything
German: unersättlich
Spanish: t|es|voraz
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See also
veracious

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Revision and Credits for"voracious"
  • 2007-11-21 08:05 - EncycloPetey - Reverted edits by [[Special:Contributions/24.67.253.203|24.67.253.203]] ([[User_talk:24.67.253.203|Talk]]); changed back to last version by [[User:Interwicket|Interwicket]]

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