predaceous

adjective pre·da·ceous \ pri-ˈdā-shəs \
variants: or predacious
Updated on: 15 Nov 2017

Definition of predaceous

1 : living by preying on other animals : predatory
2 usually predacious : tending to devour or despoil : rapacious

predaceousness

noun

predacity

play \pri-ˈda-sə-tē\ noun

Examples of predaceous in a Sentence

  1. the predaceous animals of the jungle, with the tiger at the top of the food chain

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Origin and Etymology of predaceous

Latin praedari to prey upon (from praeda prey) + English -aceous or -acious (as in rapacious) — more at prey



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