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- 1. predacious, predaceous, carnivorous (vs. herbivorous) (vs. omnivorous) (vs. insectivorous)
- usage: hunting and killing other animals for food
- 2. predaceous, predacious, predatory, acquisitive (vs. unacquisitive)
- usage: living by or given to victimizing others for personal gain; "predatory capitalists"; "a predatory, insensate society in which innocence and decency can prove fatal"- Peter S. Prescott; "a predacious kind of animal--the early geological gangster"- W.E.Swinton
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