- craving or consuming large quantities of food: a voracious appetite.
- exceedingly eager or avid: voracious readers; a voracious collector.
Origin of voracious
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Examples from the Web for voracious
The sexual appetites of the popes were often just as voracious.Great Renaissance Art Thrived Amid Filth
December 3, 2014
So, if his father was like that, and Cumming shares his voracious sexual appetite, how does he behave differently?Alan Cumming: The Truth About My Father
October 14, 2014
Because the federal government has become so ubiquitous and voracious, there seems to be no negotiating with its size and scope.America’s Slumbering Secession Obsession
September 23, 2014
I was grateful I could supplement my voracious reading with other media, as it kept me feeling current.Prisoners Get Cultural Fix with 8-Tracks and Bootleg Cassettes
August 18, 2014
The voracious fans tore it to pieces and “shock rock” was born.Exclusive: The True Story Behind Alice Cooper’s ‘Chicken Incident’ and the Birth of ‘Shock Rock’
May 30, 2014
There are enough and to spare even for Fouquier-Tinvillle's voracious appetite.The Trampling of the Lilies
He was voracious at the supper-table, and that made the landlady no kinder to him.Despair's Last Journey
David Christie Murray
The wolves were so voracious because they had not eaten for several days.The Land of the Long Night
Paul du Chaillu
Some of these voracious kinds have been caught with the remains of six white-fish in them.Old Mackinaw
W. P. Strickland.
The gods were voracious as wolves, and the victims as numerous.South American Fights and Fighters
Cyrus Townsend Brady
- devouring or craving food in great quantities
- very eager or unremitting in some activityvoracious reading
Word Origin and History for voracious
1630s, formed as an adjectival form of voracity. Related: Voraciously.