from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- adj. Consuming or eager to consume great amounts of food; ravenous.
- adj. Having or marked by an insatiable appetite for an activity or pursuit; greedy: a voracious reader.
from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License
- adj. Wanting or devouring great quantities of food.
- adj. Having a great appetite for anything (e.g., a voracious reader).
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- adj. Greedy in eating; very hungry; eager to devour or swallow; ravenous; gluttonous; edacious; rapacious
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- Greedy in eating; eating food in large quantities; marked by voracity; ravenous: as, a voracious man.
- Ready to swallow up: as, a voracious gulf or whirlpool.
from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.
- adj. excessively greedy and grasping
- adj. devouring or craving food in great quantities
I think it comes from reading, and I was a-- what they call a voracious reader when I was a little boy.
I was reading quite early and I was voracious from the start.
The appetite which has been voracious is now satisfied with a normal meal, the carbohydrate of which is utilized, and the patient loses the persistent craving for food.
Among economists Dr. Krueger is known as a voracious data hound, using surveys and natural experiments to find empirical results.
'' Humanity, the oceans, cannot continue to sustain Japanese voracious sashimi appetite, ''
Although Prieto himself was known as a voracious eater, his typical meal-packed day was not unusual in Mexico.
He was described as a voracious reader who adored classics like "Crime and Punishment" and the Harry Potter series.
They are brutally voracious, that is to say, ferocious, not after the fashion of the tyrant, but after the fashion of the tiger.
Her parents were Holocaust survivors; later, they immigrated to the United States and opened a small grocery store on North Capitol Street in D.C. Albert (Bert) Foer is characterized as the voracious reader in the family.
Native to western North America, the bull trout is widely known as a voracious predator of other fishes.