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edacity

[ ih-das-i-tee ]
/ ɪˈdæs ɪ ti /
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noun
the state of being edacious; voraciousness; appetite.
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Origin of edacity

1620–30; <Latin edācitās, equivalent to edāci- (stem of edāx) gluttonous, equivalent to ed-eat + -āci- adj. suffix + -tās-ty2
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How to use edacity in a sentence

  • Edacity, rapacity;—quite contrary to the finer sensibilities of the heart!

    The French Revolution|Thomas Carlyle
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