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Topic: FOOD

Date: 1400-1500
Language: Old French
Origin: ravineux, from Latin rapere; RAPE1

ravenous

adjective
     
rav‧e‧nous
DFHBH very hungry [↪ starving]:
I'm absolutely ravenous.
a ravenous appetite
ravenously adverb:
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