Etymology
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predacious (adj.)

also predaceous, "living by prey, disposed to prey or plunder, predatory," 1713, from stem of predation (Latin praedari) + -acious.

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Definitions of predacious

predacious (adj.)
hunting and killing other animals for food;
Synonyms: predaceous
predacious (adj.)
living by or given to victimizing others for personal gain; "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;
Synonyms: predaceous / predatory
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