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wildlife

[wahyld-lahyf] /ˈwaɪldˌlaɪf/
noun
1.
undomesticated animals living in the wild, including those hunted for food, sport, or profit.
adjective
2.
of, for, or abounding in wildlife:
a wildlife preserve.
Origin
1930-1935
1930-35; wild + life
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Examples from the web for wildlife
  • Many of the wildlife species in the park were severely depleted.
  • As recommended in my book, what is truly needed is a comprehensive program of risk management of bird and wildlife strikes.
  • As more oil threatens coastal wildlife, the impact is being felt, visually.
  • Fishermen, farmers, and wildlife have been enduring hardships for months now.
  • And, despite increasing urbanization throughout the world, people and wildlife are sharing more infections.
  • Orangutans are also killed for the illegal wildlife trade.
  • wildlife officials recommend that anyone who catches the river's fish toss them back uneaten, and swimming has been banned.
  • Each of these environmental encroachments affects the survival and behavior of local wildlife.
  • They filter water, provide habitat for wildlife and offer opportunities for recreation.
  • But any of the benefits to the markets would surely be diminished by the cost to the ecosystem, wildlife and tourism.
British Dictionary definitions for wildlife

wildlife

/ˈwaɪldˌlaɪf/
noun
1.
wild animals and plants collectively
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Word Origin and History for wildlife
n.

"fauna of a region," 1879, from wild (adj.) + life.

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