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Esurient definitions

Webster's 1828 Dictionary

ESU'RIENT, a. [L. esuriens, esurio.] Inclined to eat; hungry.

WordNet (r) 3.0 (2005)

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, esurient]
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, esurient, greedy]
3: devouring or craving food in great quantities; "edacious vultures"; "a rapacious appetite"; "ravenous as wolves"; "voracious sharks" [syn: edacious, esurient, rapacious, ravening, ravenous, voracious, wolfish]

Merriam Webster's

adjective Etymology: Latin esurient-, esuriens, present participle of esurire to be hungry; akin to Latin edere to eat more at eat Date: circa 1672 hungry, greedy esuriently adverb

Oxford Reference Dictionary

adj. archaic or joc. 1 hungry. 2 impecunious and greedy. Derivatives: esuriently adv. Etymology: L esurire (v.) hunger f. edere es- eat

Webster's 1913 Dictionary

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.

Webster's 1913 Dictionary

Esurient E*su"ri*ent, n. One who is hungry or greedy. [R.] An insatiable esurient after riches. --Wood.



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