Adjective "voracious" definition and examples



Definitions and examples


Wanting or devouring great quantities of food.
  1. 'Because of their voracious appetites, bats function as extremely effective and pesticide-free pest control.'
  2. 'The method helps the cuckoo chick secure the food supply it needs to satisfy its voracious appetite.'
  3. 'One more tragedy caused by the voracious appetites of men determined to consume all the diminishing resources of fish left in the seas.'
  4. 'Moles have a voracious appetite and can eat 70-100 percent of their weight daily.'
  5. 'Apart from their voracious appetite for native species, another worry is that they will burrow into riverbanks, adding to the problem of erosion.'
  6. 'There will never be another Pavarotti, he believes, never again that combination of angelic face, voracious appetite and a voice to die for.'
  7. 'Hedgehogs have a voracious appetite for the birds' eggs.'
  8. 'As a three-year-old with a voracious appetite, he can easily down 15 mint brownies in one sitting.'
  9. 'So voracious is China's appetite for turtle that it has all but eradicated its own turtle population before turning to the export market.'
  10. 'she's a voracious reader'
  11. 'Clearly, the choreographer's wit and voracious appetite for movement continue to serve her well.'
  12. 'It seem entirely fitting that his own voracious academic and literary activity should be rooted in a city that takes such an obvious pleasure in all that the mind and body can absorb.'
  13. 'He was a conservationist, a wry observer of human behaviour, a voracious reader, a great storyteller, a fearless reviewer.'
  14. 'This situation is particularly unhappy because I am and always have been a voracious reader, getting through an average of two or more books a week.'
  15. 'Patients chosen for this group were all voracious readers and enjoyed reading either science fiction or fantasy novels.'
  16. 'I also adore sleeping, and babies don't seem to have the same voracious appetite for sleep I do.'
  17. 'In the months leading up to moving to Bulgaria, I became a voracious reader of every item on the news agency wires referring to the country.'
  18. 'This was my first movie back at work, and I had such a voracious appetite for acting.'


1. craving or consuming large quantities of food: a voracious appetite.

2. exceedingly eager or avid: voracious readers; a voracious collector.

More examples(as adjective)

"appetites can be voracious."

"demands can be voracious."

"eaters can be voracious."

"speculators can be voracious."

"recentlies can be voracious."

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Mid 17th century: from Latin vorax, vorac- (from vorare ‘devour’) + -ious.