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Wordnet 3.0

ADJECTIVE (2)

1. excessively greedy and grasping;
- Example: "a rapacious divorcee on the prowl"
- Example: "ravening creditors"
- Example: "paying taxes to voracious governments"
[syn: rapacious, ravening, voracious]

2. devouring or craving food in great quantities;
- Example: "edacious vultures"
- Example: "a rapacious appetite"
- Example: "ravenous as wolves"
- Example: "voracious sharks"
[syn: edacious, esurient, rapacious, ravening, ravenous, voracious, wolfish]


The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48:

Voracious \Vo*ra"cious\, a. [L. vorax, -acis, fr. vorare to devour; akin to Gr. ? meat, food, ? to devour, Skr. gar. Cf. Devour.] Greedy in eating; very hungry; eager to devour or swallow; ravenous; gluttonous; edacious; rapacious; as, a voracious man or appetite; a voracious gulf or whirlpool. --Dampier. -- Vo*ra"cious*ly, adv. -- Vo*ra"cious*ness, n. [1913 Webster]
WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006):

voracious adj 1: excessively greedy and grasping; "a rapacious divorcee on the prowl"; "ravening creditors"; "paying taxes to voracious governments" [syn: rapacious, ravening, voracious] 2: devouring or craving food in great quantities; "edacious vultures"; "a rapacious appetite"; "ravenous as wolves"; "voracious sharks" [syn: edacious, esurient, rapacious, ravening, ravenous, voracious, wolfish]
Moby Thesaurus II by Grady Ward, 1.0:

94 Moby Thesaurus words for "voracious": Apician, a hog for, acquisitive, all-devouring, ardent, avaricious, avid, bolting, bottomless, cormorant, coveting, covetous, cramming, crapulent, crapulous, desirous, devoted, devouring, dog-hungry, eager, earnest, edacious, empty, enormous, enthusiastic, esurient, famished, famishing, fasting, fervent, fervid, glutting, gluttonizing, gluttonous, gobbling, gorging, grabby, grasping, greedy, gulping, guttling, guzzling, half-famished, half-starved, hoggish, hungering, hungry, hyperphagic, insatiable, insatiate, intemperate, limitless, mercenary, miserly, money-hungry, money-mad, omnivorous, overgreedy, passionate, peckish, piggish, pinched with hunger, polyphagic, predacious, prodigious, quenchless, rapacious, ravening, ravenous, satiating, sating, sharp-set, slakeless, sordid, starved, starving, stuffing, surfeiting, swinish, thirsty, unappeasable, unappeased, uncontrollable, uncontrolled, unfilled, unquenchable, unsated, unsatisfied, unslakeable, unslaked, venal, wolfing, wolfish, zealous