Ravenous (adj) – very hungry

definition from Merriam-Webster (http://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/ravenous)

From The Shawl by Cynthia Ozick (paragraph 1)

There was not enough milk; sometimes Magda sucked air; then she screamed. Stella was ravenous

Stella was extremely hungry and had not enough milk for Magda

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