edacity

[ ih-das-i-tee ]
/ ɪˈdæs ɪ ti /

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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Example sentences from the Web for edacity

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

    The French Revolution|Thomas Carlyle