Definition of ravenous adjective from the Oxford Advanced Learner's Dictionary



    BrE BrE//ˈrævənəs//
    ; NAmE NAmE//ˈrævənəs//
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  1. 1(of a person or an animal) extremely hungry synonym starving What's for lunch? I'm absolutely ravenous. See related entries: Hunger
  2. 2[only before noun] (of hunger) very great a ravenous appetite
  3. Word Originlate Middle English: from Old French ravineus, from raviner ‘to ravage’, based on Latin rapina ‘pillage’.Extra examples I’m absolutely ravenous! Go back in your imagination to the days when huge, ravenous beasts ruled the planet. He has a ravenous appetite. What’s for lunch? I’m absolutely ravenous.
See the Oxford Advanced American Dictionary entry: ravenous