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

  Ravenous \Rav"en*ous\ (r[a^]v"'n*[u^]s), a. [From 2d Raven.]
     1. Devouring with rapacious eagerness; furiously voracious;
        hungry even to rage; as, a ravenous wolf or vulture.
        [1913 Webster]
     2. Eager for prey or gratification; as, a ravenous appetite
        or desire.
        [1913 Webster] -- Rav"en*ous*ly, adv. --
        Rav"en*ous*ness, n.
        [1913 Webster]

From WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006) :

      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: 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]

From Moby Thesaurus II by Grady Ward, 1.0 :

  85 Moby Thesaurus words for "ravenous":
     Apician, a hog for, acquisitive, all-devouring, all-engulfing,
     avaricious, avid, bloodsucking, bolting, bottomless, coveting,
     covetous, cramming, crapulent, crapulous, devouring, dog-hungry,
     edacious, empty, esurient, extortionate, famished, famishing,
     fasting, glutting, gluttonizing, gluttonous, gobbling, gorging,
     grabby, grasping, greedy, gulping, guttling, guzzling,
     half-famished, half-starved, hoggish, hungering, hungry,
     hyperphagic, insatiable, insatiate, intemperate, limitless, lupine,
     mercenary, miserly, money-hungry, money-mad, omnivorous,
     overgreedy, parasitic, peckish, piggish, pinched with hunger,
     polyphagic, predacious, predatory, quenchless, rapacious,
     raptorial, ravening, sharkish, sharp-set, slakeless, sordid,
     starved, starving, stuffing, swinish, unappeasable, unappeased,
     unfilled, unquenchable, unsated, unsatisfied, unslakeable,
     unslaked, venal, voracious, vulturine, vulturous, wolfing,

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