Etymology
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raptorial (adj.)

"predatory, preying upon animals," 1825, from raptor + -ial. Alternative raptatorial "predacious" (1840) is from Latin raptatus, past participle of raptare. OED says raptatory is "recent" and Century Dictionary marks raptorious (1819, of insects) as "rare."

updated on April 22, 2021

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