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esurient (adj.)

"inclined to eat," 1670s, from Latin esurientem (nominative esuriens), present participle of esurire "be hungry, hunger, desire to eat," from stem of edere "to eat" (from PIE root *ed- "to eat"). Related: Esurience; esuriency.

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Definitions of esurient from WordNet

esurient (adj.)
(often followed by `for') ardently or excessively desirous;
the esurient eyes of an avid curiosity
Synonyms: avid / devouring / greedy
esurient (adj.)
extremely hungry;
fell into the esurient embrance of a predatory enemy
Synonyms: famished / ravenous / sharp-set / starved
esurient (adj.)
devouring or craving food in great quantities;
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