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predacious

[ pri-dey-shuhs ]
/ prɪˈdeɪ ʃəs /
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adjective
predatory; rapacious.
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Also especially Biology, pre·da·ceous .

Origin of predacious

First recorded in 1705–15; pred(atory) + -acious

OTHER WORDS FROM predacious

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British Dictionary definitions for predacious

predacious

predaceous

/ (prɪˈdeɪʃəs) /

adjective
(of animals) habitually hunting and killing other animals for food
preying on others

Derived forms of predacious

predaciousness, predaceousness or predacity (prɪˈdæsɪtɪ), noun

Word Origin for predacious

C18: from Latin praeda plunder; compare predatory
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