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 consuming, or being eager 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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voraciousness
voracity
The quality or character of being voracious; greediness in eating.
xylivore
Feeding on or consuming wood.
xylivorous
Eating wood as is done by some insects.
xylivory (adjective)
zoosuccivorous, zoosuccivore, zoosuccivory
1. A reference to organisms that feed on liquid secretions of animals.
2. An organism that sucks the blood or other fluid from animal bodies.
3. Feeding on decaying animal matter.

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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