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Dictionary definition for: Rapacious

1. (s) living by preying on other animals especially by catching living prey; "a predatory bird" "the rapacious wolf" "raptorial birds" "ravening wolves" "a vulturine taste for offal"

2. (s) excessively greedy and grasping; "a rapacious divorcee on the prowl" "ravening creditors" "paying taxes to voracious governments"

3. (s) devouring or craving food in great quantities; "edacious vultures" "a rapacious appetite" "ravenous as wolves" "voracious sharks"

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