From Longman Dictionary of Contemporary Englishvoraciousvo‧ra‧cious /vəˈreɪʃəs, vɒ- $ vɔː-, və-/ adjective 1 DFHBGREEDYeating or wanting large quantities of food Pigs are voracious feeders. Kids can have voracious appetites.2 ENTHUSIASTIChaving an extremely strong desire to do or have a lot of something a voracious reader Her appetite for information was voracious. —voraciously adverb Anne has always read voraciously. —voracity /-ˈræsəti/ noun [uncountable]
Examples from the Corpusvoracious• He has a voracious appetite for knowledge about what is happening around every corner in New York City.• Walburga once suppressed the voracious appetite of a child by having her consume three ears of grain.• It is a voracious blood-sucker and even 100-200 worms are sufficient to produce death in sheep within a few weeks of infection.• Thus a dragonfly and its larva are both voracious eaters of their fellow creatures.• Caterpillars are voracious leaf-eaters.• It was a dorado or dolphin fish, a voracious predator which feeds mostly on flying fish.• A voracious reader, Vea is adamant about the pursuit of writing excellence.• a voracious readervoracious appetites• Children have voracious appetites for authenticity, but in drama we should never intimidate them with factual information.voracious reader• Academic staff are voracious readers and inveterate talkers.• A voracious reader, Vea is adamant about the pursuit of writing excellence.• He was a voracious reader with a compulsion to finish everything he started.