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Definition of "voracious" []

  • Consuming or eager to consume great amounts of food; ravenous. (adjective)
  • Having or marked by an insatiable appetite for an activity or pursuit; greedy: a voracious reader. (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 "voracious" in a sentence
  • "I think it comes from reading, and I was a-- what they call a voracious reader when I was a little boy."
  • "I was reading quite early and I was voracious from the start."
  • "The appetite which has been voracious is now satisfied with a normal meal, the carbohydrate of which is utilized, and the patient loses the persistent craving for food."