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

  Devour \De*vour"\, v. t. [imp. & p. p. Devoured; p. pr. & vb.
     n. Devouring.] [F. d['e]vorer, fr. L. devorare; de + vorare
     to eat greedily, swallow up. See Voracious.]
     1. To eat up with greediness; to consume ravenously; to feast
        upon like a wild beast or a glutton; to prey upon.
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              Some evil beast hath devoured him.    --Gen. xxxvii.
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     2. To seize upon and destroy or appropriate greedily,
        selfishly, or wantonly; to consume; to swallow up; to use
        up; to waste; to annihilate.
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              Famine and pestilence shall devour him. --Ezek. vii.
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              I waste my life and do my days devour. --Spenser.
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     3. To enjoy with avidity; to appropriate or take in eagerly
        by the senses.
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              Longing they look, and gaping at the sight,
              Devour her o'er with vast delight.    --Dryden.
  
     Syn: To consume; waste; destroy; annihilate.
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From WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006) :

  devouring
      adj 1: (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]

From Moby Thesaurus II by Grady Ward, 1.0 :

  85 Moby Thesaurus words for "devouring":
     a hog for, acquisitive, all-devouring, appetite, avaricious, avid,
     bottomless, cannibalism, carnivorism, carnivority, carnivorousness,
     chewing, consumption, coveting, covetous, cropping, deglutition,
     devourment, dieting, dining, eating, epulation, esurient, feasting,
     feeding, gluttonous, gluttony, gobbling, grabby, grasping, grazing,
     greedy, herbivorism, herbivority, herbivorousness, hoggish, hunger,
     ingestion, insatiable, insatiate, licking, limitless, manducation,
     mastication, mercenary, messing, miserly, money-hungry, money-mad,
     munching, nibbling, nutrition, omnivorism, omnivorous,
     omnivorousness, omophagy, overgreedy, pantophagy, pasture,
     pasturing, pecking, piggish, quenchless, rapacious, ravening,
     ravenous, regalement, relishing, rumination, savoring, slakeless,
     sordid, swinish, tasting, unappeasable, unappeased, unquenchable,
     unsated, unsatisfied, unslakeable, unslaked, vegetarianism, venal,
     voracious, wolfing
  
  

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