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Topic: FOOD

Date: 1600-1700
Language: Latin
Origin: vorax, from vorare; DEVOUR

voracious

adjective
     
vo‧ra‧cious
1DFHB eating or wanting large quantities of food:
Pigs are voracious feeders.
Kids can have voracious appetites.
2 having an extremely strong desire to do or have a lot of something:
Her appetite for information was voracious.
voraciously adverb:
Anne has always read voraciously.
voracity noun [uncountable]
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