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Examples of voracious in a Sentence
He has a voracious appetite.
it seemed like the voracious kitten was eating her weight in food every day
Recent Examples of voracious from the Web
On the horizon was a Washington team, powered by a voracious defense, that would go on to reach the College Football Playoff.
New Sea Angler found voracious lingcod down off of Point Reyes and caught individual fish up to 21 pounds, along with full limits of rockfish.
The most obvious is the bull market’s longevity, fueled largely by the Federal Reserve’s ultralow interest rates and voracious bond buying.
Franzen noted in another blog post that the Army Corps of Engineers' feeble response to the threat posed by an invasion of the Great Lakes by the voracious Asian carp may be inadequate.
The truth is that Pakistan's voracious and frequently interrupted democracy has sprawled and flourished in the last decade.
A voracious student of the game’s past, Belichick ensures that safeties Nolan Cromwell and Ed Reed are rooming together.
Each step pushes voracious clouds up from the tussocks.
Blazer was a large man with voracious appetites, not all of them in accordance with the law.
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Did You Know?
Voracious is one of several English words that derive from the Latin verb vorare, which means "to eat greedily" or "to devour." "Vorare" is also an ancestor of "devour" and of the "-ivorous" words, which describe the diets of various animals. These include "carnivorous" ("meat-eating"), "herbivorous" ("plant-eating"), "omnivorous" ("feeding on both animals and plants"), "frugivorous" ("fruit-eating"), "graminivorous" ("feeding on grass"), and "piscivorous" ("fish-eating").
Origin and Etymology of voracious
First Known Use: 1635See Words from the same year
Synonymsedacious, esurient, gluttonous, greedy, hoggish, piggish, rapacious, ravenous, swinish
Antonymsapathetic, indifferent, uneager, unenthusiastic
Related Wordshearty, wolfish; devouring, gobbling, gorging, gormandizing, gulping; insatiable, unquenchable, unslakable; empty, famished, hungry, peckish [chiefly British], starved, starving; malnourished, underfed, undernourished
Near Antonymscontent, full, glutted, sated, satiated, satisfied, stuffed
Synonym Discussion of voracious
- teenagers are often voracious eaters
- an admiral who was gluttonous for glory
- a nation with a ravenous lust for territorial expansion
- rapacious developers indifferent to environmental concerns
VORACIOUS Defined for English Language Learners
Definition of voracious for English Language Learners
: having or showing a tendency to eat very large amounts of food
VORACIOUS Defined for Kids
Definition of voracious for Students
- a voracious reader
Word Root of voracious
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