noun see predaceous

New Collegiate Dictionary. 2001.

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  • predaceousness — See predaciousness. * * * …   Universalium

  • predaceousness — prɪ deɪʃəsnɪs n. predacity, practice of hunting other creatures for food; practice of behaving like a predator, practice of stealing and taking advantage of others …   English contemporary dictionary

  • predaceous — or predacious adjective Etymology: Latin praedari to prey upon (from praeda prey) + English aceous or acious (as in rapacious) more at prey Date: 1713 1. living by preying on other animals ; predatory 2. (usually predacious) tending to devour or… …   New Collegiate Dictionary

  • predacious — predaciousness, predacity /pri das i tee/; esp. Biol., predaceousness, n. /pri day sheuhs/, adj. predatory; rapacious. Also, esp. Biol., predaceous. [1705 15; PRED(ATORY) + ACIOUS] * * * …   Universalium

  • predacious — or predaceous [prē dā′shəs, pridā′shəs] adj. [< L praedari, to prey upon (< praeda: see PREY) + ACEOUS] preying on other animals; predatory predacity [prēdas′ə tē, pridas′ə tē] n. predaciousness predaceousness …   English World dictionary

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