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Definition of avid adjective from the Oxford Advanced American Dictionary



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  1. 1[usually before noun] very enthusiastic about something (often a hobby) synonym keen an avid reader/collector She has taken an avid interest in the project (= she is extremely interested in it).
  2. 2avid for something wanting to get something very much He was avid for more information.
noun [uncountable]
avidly adverb
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She reads avidly.
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