Voracious Vo*ra"cious, a. [L. vorax, -acis, fr. vorare to devour; akin to Gr. ? meat, food, ? to devour, Skr. gar. Cf. {Devour}.] Greedy in eating; very hungry; eager to devour or swallow; ravenous; gluttonous; edacious; rapacious; as, a voracious man or appetite; a voracious gulf or whirlpool. --Dampier. -- {Vo*ra"cious*ly}, adv. -- {Vo*ra"cious*ness}, n. [1913 Webster]

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