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 Dictionary entry overview: What does voracious mean? 

VORACIOUS (adjective)
  The adjective VORACIOUS has 2 senses:

1. excessively greedy and grasping
2. devouring or craving food in great quantities

  Familiarity information: VORACIOUS used as an adjective is rare.

 Dictionary entry details 

VORACIOUS (adjective)

Sense 1voracious [BACK TO TOP]


Excessively greedy and grasping


voracious; rapacious; ravening

Context examples:

a rapacious divorcee on the prowl / ravening creditors / paying taxes to voracious governments


acquisitive (eager to acquire and possess things especially material possessions or ideas)

Sense 2voracious [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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