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 for esurient
From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 :

  Esurient \E*su"ri*ent\, a. [L. esuriens, p. pr. of ensurire, fr.
     edere to eat.]
     Inclined to eat; hungry; voracious. [R.] --Bailey. "Poor, but
     esurient." --Carlyle.
     [1913 Webster]

From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 :

  Esurient \E*su"ri*ent\, n.
     One who is hungry or greedy. [R.]
     [1913 Webster]
  
           An insatiable esurient after riches.     --Wood.
     [1913 Webster]

From WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006) :

  esurient
      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, ravenous, sharp-set,
             starved, esurient]
      2: (often followed by `for') ardently or excessively desirous;
         "avid for adventure"; "an avid ambition to succeed"; "fierce
         devouring affection"; "the esurient eyes of an avid
         curiosity"; "greedy for fame" [syn: avid, devouring(a),
         esurient, greedy]
      3: devouring or craving food in great quantities; "edacious
         vultures"; "a rapacious appetite"; "ravenous as wolves";
         "voracious sharks" [syn: edacious, esurient, rapacious,
         ravening, ravenous, voracious, wolfish]

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