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ravening

[rav-uh-ning] /ˈræv ə nɪŋ/
adjective
1.
rapacious; voracious.
noun
2.
Origin of ravening
1520-1530
1520-30; raven2 + -ing2, -ing1
Related forms
raveningly, adverb
Synonyms
1. See ravenous.
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British Dictionary definitions for raveningly

ravening

/ˈrævənɪŋ/
adjective
1.
(esp of animals such as wolves) voracious; predatory
Derived Forms
raveningly, adverb
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Word Origin and History for raveningly

ravening

adj.

"voracious," 1520s, present participle adjective from an extinct verb raven "to prey, to plunder, devour greedily" (late 14c., implied in ravener), from Old French raviner (see ravenous). It is not etymologically related to raven (n.).

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