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Topic: ANIMALS

Date: 1500-1600
Origin: Present participle of raven 'to take away by force, eat eagerly' (15-20 centuries), from Old French raviner, from Latin rapere; RAPE1

ravening

adjective
     
rav‧e‧ning literary
HBA ravening animals are hungry and dangerous:
a pack of ravening wolves
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