devouring devouring  /dɪ ˈvaʊ ə rɪŋ/

Definition(s):

  • (adj) (often followed by `for') ardently or excessively desirous

Synonym(s)

Usage(s):

  1. He scampers over and snatches his banana from Emmanuel, devouring it in a couple of quick bites.
  2. The sight of India devouring itself is depressing precisely because the scenes are so familiar from the past.
  3. In this age of the world-devouring chains, an independent bookstore is as rare a sight as a first edition of Harry Potter.

News

  1. Colorado infernos likely to grow

    Anxiety chokes central Colorado like the smoke smothering its skies. Two ferocious wildfires are roaring across the region, scorching thousands of acres and devouring dozens of homes. "This part, not knowing if I have a house or not is the worst," said Paula Warren, one of thousands of residents forced to flee as the Black Forest Fire closed in on her home northeast of Colorado Springs. "I ...
    on June 13, 2013     Source: KSAT San Antonio

  2. Wilfires sear landscape, force evacuations in Colo.

    Anxiety chokes central Colorado like the smoke smothering its skies. Two ferocious wildfires are roaring across the region, scorching thousands of acres and devouring dozens of homes.
    on June 13, 2013     Source: WJXT Jacksonville

  3. Black Forest fire rages in Colorado, stirring up awful memories

    The out-of-control Black Forest fire in Colorado has destroyed nearly 100 homes. Residents who lived through the Waldo Canyon fire are under siege again. COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo. — The wind-whipped Black Forest fire continued to burn out of control Wednesday night, devouring thousands of brittle acres, destroying nearly 100 homes and forcing as many as 9,500 people to flee, some leaving with only ...
    on June 13, 2013     Source: Los Angeles Times

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