edacious

Definitions

  • WordNet 3.6
    • adj edacious devouring or craving food in great quantities "edacious vultures","a rapacious appetite","ravenous as wolves","voracious sharks"
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Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
    • a Edacious Given to eating; voracious; devouring. "Swallowed in the depths of edacious Time."
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Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
    • edacious Eating; given to eating; greedy; voracious.
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Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
    • adj Edacious e-dā′shus given to eating: gluttonous
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Etymology

Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
L. edax, edacis, fr. edere, to eat
Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
L. edax, edācisedĕre, to eat.

Usage

In literature:

Thus Time rolls on in its many-colored manner, edacious and feracious.
"History Of Friedrich II. of Prussia, Vol. III. (of XXI.) Frederick The Great--The Hohenzollerns In Brandenburg--1412-1718" by Thomas Carlyle
Occasionally the road must be set back, and once the lighthouse was moved back from the cliffs, eaten away by the edacious tooth of the sea.
"Among the Forces" by Henry White Warren
And that he became audacious, edacious, and loquacious, is evident from such wit and flippancy as he here likes to display.
"The Book of Khalid" by Ameen Rihani
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