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power-hungry Line breaks: power-hungry

Definition of power-hungry in English:

adjective

1Having a strong desire for power: the power-hungry and evil dictator
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  • They were arrogant, power-hungry imperialists.
  • This had created an authoritarian mentality characterized by unquestioning obedience to the emperor and his power-hungry generals.
  • In Shakespeare's play Antony and Cleopatra, we are told the story of two passionate and power-hungry lovers.
1.1(Of a device) using or requiring a lot of electrical power: power-hungry processors
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  • Over the next few years, many of Japan's mobile phone makers will add power-hungry digital broadcast tuners to their mobile phone models.
  • To process arbitrary speech, you need a very powerful and power-hungry processor.
  • Each has a removable battery, especially handy when using power-hungry Wi-Fi.

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