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polyphagia (pol-ee-FAY-jee-uh) noun
1. Excessive appetite or eating.
2. The habit of feeding on many kinds of food.
[From Modern Latin, from Greek polyphagia, from polyphagos, from poly- (much, many) + phagy (eating).]
"Various diseases, drugs and even stress can cause polyphagia. Your first step should be to have Buster examined by your veterinarian and have the caloric intake calculated." Bernhard Pukay; Various Things Can Make Puppy Eat Like a Pig; The Ottawa Citizen (Canada); Jan 27, 2003.
This week's theme: words related to eating and drinking.
He that is the author of a war lets loose the whole contagion of hell and opens a vein that bleeds a nation to death. -Thomas Paine, philosopher and writer (1737-1809)