Definition of Devouring

1. Adjective. (often followed by 'for') ardently or excessively desirous. "Greedy for fame"

Exact synonyms: Avid, Esurient, Greedy
Similar to: Desirous, Wishful



Definition of Devouring

1. Verb. (present participle of devour) ¹

¹ Source: wiktionary.com

Definition of Devouring

1. devour [v] - See also: devour

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Devouring

devotionality
devotionally
devotionals
devotions
devotor
devotors
devots
devour
devourable
devoured
devourer
devourers
devouress
devouresses
devoureth
devouring (current term)
devouring(a)
devouringly
devours
devout
devouter
devoutest
devoutful
devoutless
devoutly
devoutness
devoutnesses
devow
devowed
devowing

Literary usage of Devouring

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1. The Works of Thomas Goodwin, D.D. by Thomas Goodwin (1861)
"But then— fourth vial in scorching and devouring their enemies with tire, ... Ami this devouring their enemies with tire holds not only to those that ..."

2. The Iliad of Homer by Homer, John Graham Cordery (1871)
"The meshes of an all-devouring net Ye fall before your enemies' spoil and prey, And this your glorious town be desolate ! 590 Nights long and days should ..."

3. The Popular Science Monthly by Harry Houdini Collection (Library of Congress) (1889)
"We copy from this book a curious picture of a hippopotamus of the Nile devouring a crocodile (Fig. 2). The germ of embryology appears Fio. ..."

4. The Auk: Quarterly Journal of Ornithology by American Ornithologists' Union, Nuttall Ornithological Club (1898)
"... carolinensis devouring other Birds. — Dr. \VL Abbott recently presented a specimen of Chuck-will's-widow to the Philadelphia Academy, which he secured ..."

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