predaceous

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adjective pre·da·ceous \pri-ˈdā-shəs\
variants: or

predacious

Definition of predaceous

  1. 1 :  living by preying on other animals :  predatory

  2. 2 usually predacious :  tending to devour or despoil :  rapacious

predaceousness

noun

predacity

play \-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

Origin and Etymology of predaceous

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


First Known Use: 1713



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