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 Dictionary entry overview: What does ravenous mean? 

RAVENOUS (adjective)
  The adjective RAVENOUS has 2 senses:

1. extremely hungry
2. devouring or craving food in great quantities

  Familiarity information: RAVENOUS used as an adjective is rare.

 Dictionary entry details 

RAVENOUS (adjective)

Sense 1ravenous [BACK TO TOP]


Extremely hungry


esurient; famished; ravenous; sharp-set; starved

Context examples:

they were tired and famished for food and sleep / a ravenous boy / the family was starved and ragged / fell into the esurient embrance of a predatory enemy


hungry (feeling hunger; feeling a need or desire to eat food)

Sense 2ravenous [BACK TO TOP]


Devouring or craving food in great quantities


edacious; wolfish; voracious; ravenous; ravening; rapacious; esurient

Context examples:

edacious vultures / a rapacious appetite / ravenous as wolves / voracious sharks


gluttonous (given to excess in consumption of especially food or drink)

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