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Definition of "ravenous" []

  • Extremely hungry; voracious. (adjective)
  • Rapacious; predatory. (adjective)
  • Greedy for gratification: ravenous for power. See Synonyms at voracious. (adjective)

American Heritage(R) Dictionary of the English Language, Fifth Edition. Copyright (c) 2011 by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. Published by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. All rights reserved.

Use "ravenous" in a sentence
  • "He’d been hungry himself before, but he’d never understood the term ravenous until he watched her eat."
  • "With bass leaving their beds and ravenous from the rigors of spawning, now's the time to cast out a topwater popper and get ready for some explosive action."
  • "Or it may be meant of Egypt itself, which had been to Israel a house of bondage and therefore a land of trouble and anguish, and which abounded in ravenous and venomous creatures."