raveningly

ravening

[rav-uh-ning]
adjective
1.
rapacious; voracious.
noun

Origin:
1520–30; raven2 + -ing2, -ing1

raveningly, adverb


1. See ravenous.
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ravening (ˈrævənɪŋ)
 
adj
(esp of animals such as wolves) voracious; predatory
 
'raveningly
 
adv

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ravening
1520s, the surviving prp. of an extinct verb raven "to prey, to plunder" (late 14c., implied in ravener), from O.Fr. raviner (see ravenous), and is not etymologically related to raven (n.).
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