Voracious It is an adjective that comes from vorax, a Latin term. He concept lets refer to the one who it feeds very quickly and ingesting large amounts of food .
For example: "The lion is a voracious animal that can eat up to forty kilograms in one day", “I never saw a man so voracious: after swallowing three hamburgers and a whole pizza, he ordered a sandwich”, “This boy is voracious, I don't know what to feed him anymore”.
He adjective It can also be applied to appetite or the hungry which leads to eating a lot: “I have a voracious appetite, I think I could eat a whole cow”, "The soldiers were returning from the war with a ravenous hunger".
Beyond the context of the feeding , the idea voraciously used to qualify that which generates a very rapid destruction or whose consumption is fast : "A voracious fire destroyed the house in a few minutes", "We have to be prepared to fight voracious fires given the drought and high temperatures", "A voracious avalanche knocked down everything in its path", “I was always a voracious reader”.
In this sense, the door opens to meanings that may have a positive or negative connotation. On the one hand, the idea of a voracious fire, of a wind or a volcanic eruption that causes destruction in its path is opposed to the need that an inveterate reader feels for devouring new works. In fact, this duality The concept can be seen in many other examples, although it is not a term widely used in everyday speech.
It is interesting to analyze the various synonyms of the word voracious, since among them we find some that can also be interpreted in various ways. On the one hand there are the following: greedy, greedy, hungry, eater, insatiable and skylights. Two antonyms belonging to this group can be unappetizing and reluctant. But we also have the synonyms: strong, active, intense, violent, destructive and devourer. In this case, two possible antonyms are sober and moderate.
If we take the terms eater or gluttonFor example, it goes without saying that the only negative aspect they may have is the impact on the health of those who eat without moderation. Nevertheless, insatiable It can also be understood figuratively, and used in cases similar to those described above with voracious: It's not uncommon to find phrases like "an insatiable fire", "an insatiable tornado" or even "an insatiable reader". In these cases, their respective antonyms may work in certain examples, although perhaps not to directly replace the original terms, since we could not talk about "an unappetizing fire" not of a "reluctant reader".
Voracity is also associated with avarice and the desire for power, especially when the subject does not measure the consequences of his actions. A voracious person, in this sense, justifies the means by which he seeks to achieve his goals; In other words, fulfilling your wishes weighs much more than the damage that can be caused to others along the way. With this meaning it is also possible to use the term insatiable, although not as a direct synonym, since it does not seem to imply carelessness for the consequences set forth in the previous paragraph.
The American film "The Blob" On the other hand, it became known in several Latin American countries as "The ravenous stain" . Premiered in 1958 , count the history of an extraterrestrial organism that attacks people.
A voracious algorithm Finally, it appeals to the best option at each stage to arrive at an optimal solution. It is a technique which is usually used to solve problems related to programming or optimization.