adjective \ˈra-və-nəs, ˈrav-nəs\

: very hungry

Full Definition of RAVENOUS

:  rapacious <ravenous wolves>
:  very eager or greedy for food, satisfaction, or gratification <a ravenous appetite>
rav·en·ous·ly adverb
rav·en·ous·ness noun

Examples of RAVENOUS

  1. By the time dinner was ready, we were ravenous.
  2. <we were ravenous after our canoe paddling, and the chili bubbling over the campfire smelled heavenly>

First Known Use of RAVENOUS

15th century


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