Rapid vs Tachyphagia - What's the difference?

rapid | tachyphagia |

As an adjective rapid

is rapid; quick; fast; speedy.

As a noun tachyphagia is

excessively rapid eating or bolting of food.




(en adjective)
  • Very swift or quick.
  • * (John Milton) (1608-1674)
  • Ascend my chariot; guide the rapid wheels.
  • * {{quote-book, year=1922, author=(Ben Travers), title=(A Cuckoo in the Nest)
  • , chapter=5 citation , passage=The most rapid and most seductive transition in all human nature is that which attends the palliation of a ravenous appetite. There is something humiliating about it.
  • * {{quote-magazine, date=2013-06-21, author= Chico Harlan
  • , volume=189, issue=2, page=30, magazine=(The Guardian Weekly) , title= Japan pockets the subsidy … , passage=Across Japan, technology companies and private investors are racing to install devices that until recently they had little interest in: solar panels. Massive solar parks are popping up as part of a rapid build-up that one developer likened to an "explosion."}}
  • Steep, changing altitude quickly. (of a slope)
  • Needing only a brief exposure time. (of a lens, plate, film, etc.)
  • (England, dialectal) Violent, severe.
  • (obsolete, dialectal) Happy.
  • Adverb

    (en adverb)
  • (archaic or colloquial) Rapidly.
  • Noun

    (en noun)
  • (often, in the plural) a rough section of a river or stream which is difficult to navigate due to the swift and turbulent motion of the water.
  • (dated) A burst of rapid fire.
  • Derived terms

    * rapidity * rapidly * rapidness * ultrarapid






  • Excessively rapid eating or bolting of food