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



    BrE BrE//vəˈreɪʃəs//
    ; NAmE NAmE//vəˈreɪʃəs//
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  1. 1eating or wanting large amounts of food synonym greedy a voracious eater to have a voracious appetite
  2. 2wanting a lot of new information and knowledge synonym avid a voracious reader a boy with a voracious and undiscriminating appetite for facts
  3. Word Originmid 17th cent.: from Latin vorax, vorac- (from vorare ‘devour’) + -ious.
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