adjective pred·a·to·ry \ˈpre-də-ˌtr-ē\

: living by killing and eating other animals

: wrongly harming or using others for pleasure or profit

Full Definition of PREDATORY

a :  of, relating to, or practicing plunder, pillage, or rapine
b :  inclined or intended to injure or exploit others for personal gain or profit <predatory pricing practices>
:  living by predation :  predaceous; also :  adapted to predation

Examples of PREDATORY

  1. predatory acts of sexual violence
  2. <hawks are predatory and pose a danger to rabbits and other pets>

First Known Use of PREDATORY

PREDATORY Defined for Kids


adjective pred·a·to·ry \ˈpre-də-ˌtr-ē\

Definition of PREDATORY for Kids

:  living by killing and eating other animals <An owl is a predatory bird.>


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