omnivorous

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Etymology[edit]

From omni- +‎ -vorous; from the Latin omni, all and -vore.

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  • Hyphenation: om‧niv‧o‧rous

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omnivorous (not comparable)

  1. Having a diet which is neither exclusively carnivorous nor exclusively herbivorous.
  2. (figuratively) Having an interest in a variety of subjects.
    • 2003, Simon Winchester, The Meaning of Everything; The Story of the Oxford English Dictionary, New York: Oxford University Press. p.72:
      He was omnivorous in his appetite for knowledge, quite catholic in his range of interests […]
  3. (figuratively) all-consuming

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