rav·en·ous /ˈrævənəs, ˈrævnəs/
1. Devouring with rapacious eagerness; furiously voracious; hungry even to rage; as, a ravenous wolf or vulture.
2. Eager for prey or gratification; as, a ravenous appetite or desire.
-- Rav*en*ous*ly, adv. -- Rav*en*ous*ness, n.
adj 1: extremely hungry; "they were tired and famished for food and
sleep"; "a ravenous boy"; "the family was starved and
ragged"; "fell into the esurient embrance of a
predatory enemy" [syn: famished, sharp-set, starved,
2: devouring or craving food in great quantities; "edacious
vultures"; "a rapacious appetite"; "ravenous as wolves";
"voracious sharks" [syn: edacious, esurient, rapacious,
ravening, voracious, wolfish]