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ravenous

adjective uk   us   /ˈræv.ən.əs/
extremely hungry: I'm ravenous - where's supper? Growing boys have ravenous appetites.
ravenously
adverb uk   us   /-li/
He looked ravenously at the buffet table. I'm ravenously hungry.
Translations of “ravenous”
in Arabic نَهِم…
in Korean 배가 무척 고픈…
in Malaysian lapar…
in French vorace…
in Turkish çok acıkmış, kurt gibi aç…
in Italian affamato…
in Chinese (Traditional) 極其饑餓的…
in Russian голодный как волк…
in Polish wygłodniały…
in Vietnamese đói…
in Spanish voraz, famélico…
in Portuguese esfomeado, faminto…
in Thai ซึ่งตะกละมาก…
in German heißhungrig…
in Catalan afamat…
in Japanese 飢えた, 腹ぺこの…
in Indonesian rakus…
in Chinese (Simplified) 极其饥饿的…
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