edacious [ē dā′shəs, idā′shəs]
[< L edax (gen. edacis) < edere, EAT + -IOUS]
voracious; consuming; devouring

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  • Edacious — E*da cious, a. [L. edax, edacis, fr. edere to eat.] Given to eating; voracious; devouring. [1913 Webster] Swallowed in the depths of edacious Time. Carlyle. {E*da cious*ly}, adv. {E*da cious*ness}, n. [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • edacious — index gluttonous Burton s Legal Thesaurus. William C. Burton. 2006 …   Law dictionary

  • edacious — 1829, from L. edaci , stem of edax voracious, gluttonous, from edere to eat (see EDIBLE (Cf. edible)) + OUS (Cf. ous). Related: Edacity (1620s) …   Etymology dictionary

  • edacious — adjective devouring or craving food in great quantities edacious vultures a rapacious appetite ravenous as wolves voracious sharks • Syn: ↑esurient, ↑rapacious, ↑ravening, ↑ravenou …   Useful english dictionary

  • edacious — adjective Etymology: Latin edac , edax, from edere to eat more at eat Date: circa 1798 1. archaic of or relating to eating 2. voracious • edacity noun …   New Collegiate Dictionary

  • edacious — /i day sheuhs/, adj. devouring; voracious; consuming. [1810 20; EDACI(TY) + OUS] * * * …   Universalium

  • edacious — adjective Having an insatiable appetite; voracious, ravenous, piggish …   Wiktionary

  • edacious — (Roget s Thesaurus II) adjective 1. Wanting to eat or drink more than one can reasonably consume: gluttonous, greedy, hoggish, piggish, ravenous, voracious. See DESIRE, INGESTION. 2. Having an insatiable appetite for an activity or pursuit: avid …   English dictionary for students

  • edacious — adj. voracious, ravenous, consuming …   English contemporary dictionary

  • edacious — [ɪ deɪʃəs] adjective rare of or given to eating. Derivatives edacity noun Origin C19: from L. edax, edac (from edere eat ) + ious …   English new terms dictionary

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