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venatic

[ vee-nat-ik ]
/ viˈnæt ɪk /
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adjective
of or relating to hunting.
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Origin of venatic

1650–60; <Latin vēnāticus, equivalent to vēnāt(us) (past participle of vēnārī to hunt) + -icus-ic

OTHER WORDS FROM venatic

ve·nat·i·cal·ly, adverb
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How to use venatic in a sentence

  • "Wire and silence" will be the end of hunting, so he says; he being my father whom on all things venatic I firmly believe.

  • 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

venatic

venatical

/ (viːˈnætɪk) /

adjective
of, relating to, or used in hunting
(of people) engaged in or given to hunting

Derived forms of venatic

venatically, adverb

Word Origin for venatic

C17: from Latin vēnāticus, from vēnārī to hunt
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