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esurient

[ih-soo r-ee-uh nt] /ɪˈsʊər i ənt/
adjective
1.
hungry; greedy.
Origin
1665-1675
1665-75; < Latin ēsurient- (stem of ēsuriēns, present participle of ēsurīre) hungering, equivalent to ēsur- hunger + -ent- -ent
Related forms
esurience, esuriency, noun
esuriently, adverb
nonesurient, adjective
nonesuriently, adverb
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British Dictionary definitions for esurience

esurient

/ɪˈsjʊərɪənt/
adjective
1.
greedy; voracious
Derived Forms
esurience, esuriency, noun
esuriently, adverb
Word Origin
C17: from Latin ēsurīre to be hungry, from edere to eat
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Word Origin and History for esurience

esurient

adj.

1670s, from Latin esurientem (nominative esuriens), present participle of esurire "to be hungry," from stem of edere "to eat" (see edible). Related: Esurience; esuriency.

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