Definition of rapacious
- a rapacious appetite
nothing livens things up like a whole team of rapacious basketball players descending upon the pizza parlor
rapacious mammals, such as coyotes, foxes, and bobcats
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: always wanting more money, possessions, etc. : wanting more than is needed or deserved
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of yeast or being unsettled or frivolous
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