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NOUN (3)

1. excessive desire to eat;
[syn: edacity, esurience, ravenousness, voracity, voraciousness]

2. extreme gluttony;
[syn: edacity, esurience, rapaciousness, rapacity, voracity, voraciousness]

3. an excessive desire for wealth (usually in large amounts);
- Example: "the greediness of lawyers"
[syn: greediness, voraciousness, rapaciousness]

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]