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adjective formal voracious pronunciation in British English /vəˈreɪʃəs/
  1. 2
    very keen to learn or to do something
    a voracious appetite for something: She has always had a voracious appetite for reading.
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  2. 3
    willing to do anything in order to get money or gain an advantage
    the voracious music industry

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voraciously

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voraciousness

noun [uncountable]
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 voracious pronunciation in British English /vəˈræsəti/ noun [uncountable]
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