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edacious

[ ih-dey-shuhs ]
/ ɪˈdeɪ ʃəs /
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adjective

devouring; voracious; consuming.

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Origin of edacious

First recorded in 1810–20; edaci(ty) + -ous

OTHER WORDS FROM edacious

un·e·da·cious, adjectiveun·e·da·cious·ly, adverb
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British Dictionary definitions for edacious

edacious
/ (ɪˈdeɪʃəs) /

adjective

mainly jocular devoted to eating; voracious; greedy

Derived forms of edacious

edaciously, adverbedacity (ɪˈdæsɪtɪ) or edaciousness, noun

Word Origin for edacious

C19: from Latin edāx voracious, from edere to eat
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