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  1. of or relating to hunting.
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Often ve·nat·i·cal.

Origin of venatic

1650–60; < Latin vēnāticus, equivalent to vēnāt(us) (past participle of vēnārī to hunt) + -icus -ic
Related formsve·nat·i·cal·ly, adverb
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Related Words for venatic

shooting, fishery, angling, fishing, sporting, trapping, stalking, coursing, hawking, fowling, falconry, venery

Examples from the Web for venatic

Historical Examples of venatic

  • These factors combine to aid the game and stretch to its utmost limit the venatic instincts of the fowler.

    Unexplored Spain

    Abel Chapman

British Dictionary definitions for venatic



  1. of, relating to, or used in hunting
  2. (of people) engaged in or given to hunting
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Derived Formsvenatically, adverb

Word Origin for venatic

C17: from Latin vēnāticus, from vēnārī to hunt
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