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Definition of ravenous adjective from the Oxford Advanced American Dictionary



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  1. 1(of a person or an animal) extremely hungry synonym starve What's for lunch? I'm absolutely ravenous.
  2. 2[only before noun] (of hunger) very great a ravenous appetite
adverb The boy ate gratefully and ravenously. Even after the meal, she was still ravenously hungry.
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