predation

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noun pre·da·tion \pri-ˈdā-shən\

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


PREDATION Defined for English Language Learners

predation

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noun pre·da·tion \pri-ˈdā-shən\

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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