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

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

voracious (adjective), more voracious, most voracious
1. A reference to the consumption of food, or the eagerness to eat great amounts of food; ravenous: After a hard day's work on the railroad, Tom had a voracious appetite and could hardly wait to get home to fix his evening meal.
2. Descriptive of someone who has an overwhelming desire to accomplish a goal, to participate in an activity, or is eager to learn: Shirley was such a voracious reader that she went to the library to borrow books several times a week.
Eating great amounts of food.
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Excessive eating.
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Ravenous and gluttonous eating.
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voracity (s) (noun), voracities (pl)
The quality or character of being especially greedy in eating; extreme gluttony: Bob sat at the table and ate not only 2 hamburgers, but 10 hamburgers! It certainly can be said that he showed a great deal of voracity and his figure showed it, too!!
Feeding on or consuming wood.
Eating wood as is done by some insects.
xylivory (adjective)
zoosuccivorous (adjective) (not comparable)
A reference to organisms that feed on liquid secretions of animals: Ticks are zoosuccivous parasites that live and get blood from mammals and birds.

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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