carnivorously
adverb see carnivorous

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  • carnivorously — carnivorous ► ADJECTIVE ▪ (of an animal) feeding on flesh. DERIVATIVES carnivorously adverb carnivorousness noun. ORIGIN Latin carnivorus, from caro flesh …   English terms dictionary

  • carnivorously — See carnivorous. * * * …   Universalium

  • carnivorously — adverb /ˈkɑː(ɹ)ˌnɪv.ɜː(ɹ).ʌs.li/ In a carnivorous manner …   Wiktionary

  • carnivorously — adv. as a meat eater, as a carnivore …   English contemporary dictionary

  • carnivorously — car·niv·o·rous·ly …   English syllables

  • carnivorously — adverb see carnivorous * * * carnivˈorously adverb • • • Main Entry: ↑Carnivora …   Useful english dictionary

  • carnivorous — adjective Etymology: Latin carnivorus, from carn , caro + vorus vorous Date: 1592 1. subsisting or feeding on animal tissues 2. of a plant subsisting on nutrients obtained from the breakdown of animal protoplasm (as of insects) 3. of or relating… …   New Collegiate Dictionary

  • carnivorousness — See carnivorously. * * * …   Universalium

  • carnivorous — carnivorism, n. carnivorously, adv. carnivorousness, n. /kahr niv euhr euhs/, adj. 1. flesh eating: A dog is a carnivorous animal. 2. of the carnivores. [1640 50; < L carnivorus, equiv. to carni (comb. form of caro flesh) + vorus VOROUS] …   Universalium

  • carnivorous — [kα: nɪv(ə)rəs] adjective (of an animal) feeding on flesh. Derivatives carnivorously adverb carnivorousness noun carnivory kα: nɪv(ə)ri noun Origin C16: from L. carnivorus, from caro, carn flesh + vorus (see …   English new terms dictionary

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