vor-, vora-, -vore, -vorous, -vores, -vora, -vory

(Latin: eat, eating; consume, consuming; ingest, ingesting; devour, devouring; feeding on)

offivory (adjective)
A humorous word meaning, “capable of swallowing all words”.
omnivoracious (adjective), more omnivoracious, most omnivoracious
1. Excessively devouring or craving all kinds of food in great quantities: The wolf was so hungry and had an omnivoracious appetite for fresh meat.
2. Mentally striving to find and learn all existing forms of information beyond what is considered a normal acquisition: John had an omnivoracious desire for knowledge about everything, both past and present"
omnivoracity (s) (noun), omnivoracities (pl)
1. Concerning an eagerness to consume great amounts of all kinds of food; ravenous: Janet was always hungry and ate almost anything any time of day, and her omnivoracity for eating caused her to become quite obese.
2. Pertaining to an insatiable appetite for all activities or pursuits; greedy: She had an omnivoracity interest in playing computer games and could hardly take a break or even stop playing!
3. Regarding a oundless greed for all things: Examples of omnivoracity can be seen in many aspects of life, for instance as a gluttonous consumer of fine foods, as a rapacious acquirer of competing businesses, or as a politician who is ravenous for power.
Animals, including humans, which eat all kinds of plants and animals in combination or separately.
omnivorous (adjective), more omnivorous, most omnivorous
1. Pertaining to an animal that consumes a wide variety of foods; such as, insects, leaves, seeds, meat, vegetables, and fruits: Goats are known to be omnivorous animals that eat just about everything, including cardboard boxes!
2. Relating to anyone who has very wide interests and will read, study, or generally absorb or be interested in just about anything that is available: Henry, who is 80 years old, has been an omnivorous reader for most of his life.
Devouring everything.
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omnivory (adjective)
Feeding on or devouring birds.
ornithivory (adjective)
Eating rice; the consumption of rice as a source of food.
oryzivory (adjective)

Related "eat, eating" word units: brycho-; esculent-; esophago-; glutto-; phago-.

Cross references of word families that are related directly, or indirectly, to: "food, nutrition, nourishment": alimento-; broma-; carno-; cibo-; esculent-; sitio-; tropho-; Eating Crawling Snacks; Eating: Carnivorous-Plant "Pets"; Eating: Folivory or Leaf Eaters; Eating: Omnivorous.

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