predation

noun pre·da·tion \ pri-ˈdā-shən \
Updated on: 20 Nov 2017

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

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Origin and Etymology of predation

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

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predation

noun

Definition of predation for English Language Learners

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


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