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Predatory

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predatory

1. Characterised by plundering; practicing rapine; plundering; pillaging; as, a predatory excursion; a predatory party. A predatory war.

2. Hungry; ravenous; as, predatory spirits. Exercise . . . Maketh the spirits more hot and predatory. (bacon)

3. (Science: zoology) Living by preying upon other animals; carnivorous.

Origin: L. Praedatorius, fr. Praedari to plunder, fr. Praeda prey. See Prey.