predaceous

predacious

[pri-dey-shuhs]
adjective
predatory; rapacious.
Also, especially Biology, predaceous.


Origin:
1705–15; pred(atory) + -acious

predaciousness, predacity [pri-das-i-tee] . especially Biology, predaceousness, noun
unpredaceous, adjective
unpredaceously, adverb
unpredaceousness, noun
unpredacious, adjective
unpredaciously, adverb
unpredaciousness, noun
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predacious or predaceous (prɪˈdeɪʃəs)
 
adj
1.  (of animals) habitually hunting and killing other animals for food
2.  preying on others
 
[C18: from Latin praeda plunder; compare predatory]
 
predaceous or predaceous
 
adj
 
[C18: from Latin praeda plunder; compare predatory]
 
pre'daciousness or predaceous
 
n
 
pre'daceousness or predaceous
 
n
 
predacity or predaceous
 
n

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