esurience, esuriency, n.esuriently, adv.
/i soor"ee euhnt/, adj.
hungry; greedy.
[1665-75; < L esurient- (s. of esuriens, prp. of esurire) hungering, equiv. to esur- hunger + -ent- -ENT]

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