s, voh-, v
/vɔˈreɪ ʃəs, voʊ-, və-/
craving or consuming large quantities of food:
a voracious appetite.
exceedingly eager or avid:
voracious readers; a voracious collector.
Can be confused
devouring or craving food in great quantities
very eager or unremitting in some activity:
[C17: from Latin
swallowing greedily, from
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At the same time, every academic author is a voracious user of scholarly work.
Voracious, venomous lionfish are the first exotic species to invade coral reefs.
Though his days were consumed with farm work, he was a voracious reader.
They are voracious predators, feeding at night and generally staying close to the bottom.
They will educate themselves because human beings are voracious consumers of information.
Folks still feel anonymous in an anonymous landscape, and real-estate developers are still the voracious bad guys.
They are only more reckless and marginally more voracious.
Choanoflagellates are voracious single-cell predators.
Brown and rainbow trout, not native at higher elevations, are voracious consumers of tadpoles.
Voracious beetles can't get enough of that purple stuff.
Seeking voracious reader to develop rich collection in all areas of fiction and nonfiction for adults.
They are voracious predators, and many grow to enormous size.
All of that flying makes them voracious feeders so they need an abundant supply of flowers.
She is a role model as she is a voracious reader and reads to all of our kindergarten, first and second grade students.
These birds are voracious hunters and will eat about any animal big enough to see and small enough to swallow.
Burbot are voracious predators and opportunistic feeders.