Etymology
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predatory (adj.)

1580s, "involving plundering or pillaging," from Latin praedatorius "pertaining to plunder," from praedator "plunderer," from praedor "to plunder," from praeda "prey" (see prey (n.)). In zoology, "habitually preying upon other animals," from 1660s.

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Definitions of predatory

predatory (adj.)
living by preying on other animals especially by catching living prey;
a predatory bird
Synonyms: rapacious / raptorial / ravening / vulturine / vulturous
predatory (adj.)
characterized by plundering or pillaging or marauding;
predatory warfare
Synonyms: marauding / raiding
predatory (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;
predatory capitalists
Synonyms: predaceous / predacious
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