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Definition of rapacious:

  1. Accustomed to seize food; subsisting on prey, or animals seized by violence; as, a tiger is a rapacious animal; a rapacious bird.
  2. Avaricious; grasping; extortionate; also, greedy; ravenous; voracious; as, rapacious usurers; a rapacious appetite.
  3. Given to plunder; disposed or accustomed to seize by violence; seizing by force.


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