Ravenous Rav"en*ous (r[a^]v"'n*[u^]s), a. [From 2d {Raven}.] 1. Devouring with rapacious eagerness; furiously voracious; hungry even to rage; as, a ravenous wolf or vulture. [1913 Webster]

2. Eager for prey or gratification; as, a ravenous appetite or desire. [1913 Webster] -- {Rav"en*ous*ly}, adv. -- {Rav"en*ous*ness}, n. [1913 Webster]

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  • ravenously — rav·en·ous·ly …   English syllables

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