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Meaning of “ravenous” in the English Dictionary

"ravenous" in British English

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ravenousadjective

uk   us   /ˈræv.ən.əs/
extremelyhungry: I'm ravenous - where's ​supper? Growing ​boys have ravenous ​appetites.
ravenously
adverb uk   us   /-li/
He ​looked ravenously at the ​buffettable. I'm ravenously hungry.
(Definition of ravenous from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

"ravenous" in American English

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ravenousadjective [not gradable]

 us   /ˈræv·ə·nəs/
extremelyhungry: We were ravenous after ​hiking all ​day.
(Definition of ravenous from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
Translations of “ravenous”
in Korean 배가 무척 고픈…
in Arabic نَهِم…
in Malaysian lapar…
in French vorace…
in Russian голодный как волк…
in Chinese (Traditional) 極其饑餓的…
in Italian affamato…
in Turkish çok acıkmış, kurt gibi aç…
in Polish wygłodniały…
in Spanish voraz, famélico…
in Vietnamese đói…
in Portuguese esfomeado, faminto…
in Thai ซึ่งตะกละมาก…
in German heißhungrig…
in Catalan afamat…
in Japanese 飢えた, 腹ぺこの…
in Chinese (Simplified) 极其饥饿的…
in Indonesian rakus…
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