edacious

edacious

[ih-dey-shuhs]
adjective
devouring; voracious; consuming.

Origin:
1810–20; edaci(ty) + -ous

unedacious, adjective
unedaciously, adverb
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edacious (ɪˈdeɪʃəs)
 
adj
jocular chiefly devoted to eating; voracious; greedy
 
[C19: from Latin edāx voracious, from edere to eat]
 
e'daciously
 
adv
 
edacity
 
n
 
e'daciousness
 
n

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Main Entry:  edacious1
Part of Speech:  adj
Definition:  extremely hungry; voracious
Etymology:  Latin edere 'to eat' + English -ious
Main Entry:  edacious2
Part of Speech:  adj
Definition:  greedy, eager
Etymology:  Latin edere 'to eat' + English -ious
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edacious
1829, from L. edaci- (nom. edax), from edere "to eat" (see edible) + -ous. Related: Edacity.
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