[ih-dey-shuh s]


devouring; voracious; consuming.

Origin of edacious

First recorded in 1810–20; edaci(ty) + -ous
Related formsun·e·da·cious, adjectiveun·e·da·cious·ly, adverb
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mainly jocular devoted to eating; voracious; greedy
Derived Formsedaciously, adverbedacity (ɪˈdæsɪtɪ) or edaciousness, noun

Word Origin for edacious

C19: from Latin edāx voracious, from edere to eat
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Word Origin and History for edacious

1829, from Latin edaci-, stem of edax "voracious, gluttonous," from edere "to eat" (see edible) + -ous. Related: Edacity (1620s).

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