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WordNet 3.0Copyright Princeton University


Short "hint"

Ardently or excessively desirous (often followed by `for').

Usage examples (34)
  • Verb (used with object) : Fire devoured the old museum. ,to devour the works of Freud. ,a mind devoured by fears
  • “I sincerely trust,” said Hilary, “that he has not what they call devouring passions.”
  • I still have them and can recall devouring every last bit of the cover art and liner notes.
  • I do recall devouring a delicious bacon cheeseburger in the lobby bar of the PGA National Resort for more
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