Simple Definition of predation
: the act of killing and eating other animals : the act of preying on other animals
Full Definition of predation
1 : the act of preying or plundering : depredation
2 : a mode of life in which food is primarily obtained by the killing and consuming of animals
Origin of predation
Middle English predacion, from Latin praedation-, praedatio, from praedari
First Known Use: 15th century
Rhymes with predation
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