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Adjective: devouring  di'vaw(-u)r-ing
  1. (often followed by 'for') ardently or excessively desirous
    "fierce devouring affection";
    - avid, esurient, greedy
Verb: devour  di'vaw(-u)r
  1. Destroy completely
    "Fire had devoured our home"
     
  2. Enjoy avidly
    "She devoured his novels"
     
  3. Eat immoderately
    "Some people can devour a pound of meat in the course of one meal";
    - down, consume, go through
     
  4. Eat greedily
    "he devoured three sandwiches";
    - guttle, raven, pig

See also: desirous, wishful

Type of: bask, destroy, eat, enjoy, love, relish, ruin, savor [US], savour [Brit, Cdn], spifflicate, spiflicate

Encyclopedia: Devour