extremely hungry; famished; voracious: feeling ravenous after a hard day's work.
extremely rapacious: a ravenous jungle beast.
intensely eager for gratification or satisfaction.

1350–1400; Middle English < Old French ravineus, equivalent to ravin(er) to raven2 + -eus -ous

ravenously, adverb
ravenousness, noun

ravenous, ravaging, ravishing (see synonym study at the current entry).

1. greedy, starved, devouring. Ravenous, ravening, voracious suggest a greediness for food and usually intense hunger. Ravenous implies extreme hunger, or a famished condition: ravenous wild beasts. Ravening adds the idea of fierceness and savagery, especially as shown in a violent manner of acquiring food: ravening wolves. Voracious implies craving or eating a great deal of food: a voracious child; a voracious appetite. It may also be used figuratively: a voracious reader. 2. predatory.

1. sated.
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ravenous (ˈrævənəs)
1.  famished; starving
2.  rapacious; voracious
[C16: from Old French ravineux, from Latin rapīna plunder, from rapere to seize]

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Word Origin & History

1412, "obsessed with plundering, extremely greedy," from O.Fr. ravinos "rapacious, violent," from raviner "to seize," from ravine "violent rush, robbery" (see ravine). Meaning "voracious, very hungry" is from c.1430.
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Example sentences
And surprising for a show directly tied to a franchise with a ravenous fan base.
The agency describes itself as serving customers--other departments--and those
  customers are ravenous.
Dressed in their new shells, the lobsters are ravenous, and now millions of
  them meet the minimum carapace length for capture.
Some people appear to be hardwired to be particularly ravenous.
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