Ravenous



[rav-uh-nuh s] /ˈræv ə nəs/

adjective
1.
extremely hungry; famished; voracious:
feeling ravenous after a hard day’s work.
2.
extremely rapacious:
a ravenous jungle beast.
3.
intensely eager for gratification or satisfaction.
/ˈrævənəs/
adjective
1.
famished; starving
2.
rapacious; voracious
adj.

late 14c., “obsessed with plundering, extremely greedy,” from Old French ravinos, of people, “rapacious, violent,” of water, “swift-flowing,” from raviner “to seize,” from ravine “violent rush, robbery” (see ravine). Meaning “voracious, very hungry” is from early 15c. Related: Ravenously; ravenousness.

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