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A.Word.A.Daywith Anu Garg
MEANING:adjective: Hungry; greedy.
ETYMOLOGY:From Latin esurire (to be hungry), from edere (to eat). Ultimately from the Indo-European root ed- (to eat, to bite) that has also given us edible, comestible, obese, etch, fret, edacious, prandial, and postprandial.
USAGE:"Rising land values have drawn droves of esurient developers."
Melissa Cassutt; Study Reminds Bonita of Need for Greenspace; Marco Eagle (Marco Island, Florida); Jan 11, 2006.
"This daily show sends esurient teenage aficionados to the cultural birthplace of their favourite dishes."
It's Cold Turkey for the Junk Food Junkies; Evening Standard (London, UK); May 11, 2007.
See more usage examples of esurient in Vocabulary.com's dictionary.
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