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  3  definitions  found 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Esurient  \E*su"ri*ent\,  a.  [L.  esuriens,  p.  pr  of  ensurire  fr 
  edere  to  eat.] 
  Inclined  to  eat;  hungry;  voracious.  [R.]  --Bailey.  ``Poor, 
  but  esurient.''  --Carlyle. 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Esurient  \E*su"ri*ent\,  n. 
  One  who  is  hungry  or  greedy.  [R.] 
 
  An  insatiable  esurient  after  riches.  --Wood. 
 
  From  WordNet  r  1.6  [wn]: 
 
  esurient 
  adj  1:  extremely  hungry;  "they  were  tired  and  famished  for  food  and 
  sleep";  "a  ravenous  boy";  "the  family  was  starved  and 
  ragged";  "fell  into  the  esurient  embrance  of  a 
  predatory  enemy"  [syn:  {famished},  {ravenous},  {sharp-set}, 
  {starved}] 
  2:  (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)}, 
  {greedy}] 
  3:  devouring  or  craving  food  in  great  quantities;  "edacious 
  vultures";  "a  rapacious  appetite";  "ravenous  as  wolves"; 
  "voracious  sharks"  [syn:  {edacious},  {rapacious},  {ravening}, 
  {ravenous},  {voracious},  {wolfish}] 




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