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predation

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noun pre·da·tion \pri-ˈdā-shən\

Simple Definition of predation

  • : the act of killing and eating other animals : the act of preying on other animals

Source: Merriam-Webster's Learner's Dictionary

Full Definition of predation

  1. 1 :  the act of preying or plundering :  depredation

  2. 2 :  a mode of life in which food is primarily obtained by the killing and consuming of animals

Origin and Etymology of predation

Middle English predacion, from Latin praedation-, praedatio, from praedari


First Known Use: 15th century

Rhymes with predation

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