craving or consuming large quantities of food: a voracious appetite.
exceedingly eager or avid: voracious readers; a voracious collector.
- vo·ra·cious·ly, adverb
- vo·ra·cious·ness, noun
- un·vo·ra·cious, adjective
- un·vo·ra·cious·ness, noun
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How to use voracious in a sentence
Our host, the mathematician and author Steven Strogatz, has a voracious intellectual curiosity, but it’s his warm and empathetic nature that makes listening to these interviews such a rewarding, even moving experience.New Season of The Joy of x Podcast Explores Scientists’ Inner Lives | Ellen Horne | March 2, 2021 | Quanta Magazine
To Klobuchar, anti-competitive behavior by the giants of tech has been fueled by a voracious appetite for personal data, which she argues helps fund disinformation and disadvantages the sorts of publishers her dad once worked for.How family ties and a history of bipartisanship inform Sen. Amy Klobuchar’s crusade to deplatform big tech | Kate Kaye | March 2, 2021 | Digiday
With the world on lockdown, many of us have become voracious online shoppers.Term Sheet readers predict which markets will boom in 2021 | Lucinda Shen | December 18, 2020 | Fortune
Seething and voracious, it absorbs eight dinner-plate-size helpings every few seconds.An Unexpected Twist Lights Up the Secrets of Turbulence | David H. Freedman | September 3, 2020 | Quanta Magazine
When it comes to the impact on how people search, we’ve seen that consumers’ appetite for information is as voracious as ever.SEO in the second half of 2020: Five search opportunities to act on now | Jim Yu | August 17, 2020 | Search Engine Watch
The sexual appetites of the popes were often just as voracious.
So, if his father was like that, and Cumming shares his voracious sexual appetite, how does he behave differently?
Because the federal government has become so ubiquitous and voracious, there seems to be no negotiating with its size and scope.
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 | Daniel Genis | August 18, 2014 | THE DAILY BEAST
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’ | Marlow Stern | May 30, 2014 | THE DAILY BEAST
Fire was again given to the voracious jaws of the boilers, and the three engines recommenced their labours and their rivalries.Life of Richard Trevithick, Volume II (of 2) | Francis Trevithick
The Ternat bats are carnivorous animals, voracious, and possessed of an appetite for every thing that offers.Buffon's Natural History. Volume VII (of 10) | Georges Louis Leclerc de Buffon
It is in the most beautiful azure depths of the limpid water that this hideous, voracious polyp delights.Toilers of the Sea | Victor Hugo
The gods were voracious as wolves, and the victims as numerous.South American Fights and Fighters | Cyrus Townsend Brady
And the mantis is so voracious that you can cut her in two without making her let go; a chain, truly, of carnage.The Natural Philosophy of Love | Remy de Gourmont
British Dictionary definitions for voracious
devouring or craving food in great quantities
very eager or unremitting in some activity: voracious reading
- voraciously, adverb
- voracity (vɒˈræsɪtɪ) or voraciousness, noun
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