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Meaning of rapacious

ra•pa•cious

Pronunciation: (ru-pā'shus), [key]
— adj.
  1. given to seizing for plunder or the satisfaction of greed.
  2. inordinately greedy; predatory; extortionate: a rapacious disposition.
  3. (of animals) subsisting by the capture of living prey; predacious.
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