Definition of Predaceous

1. Adjective. Hunting and killing other animals for food.

Exact synonyms: Predacious
Similar to: Carnivorous



2. Adjective. Living by or given to victimizing others for personal gain. "A predacious kind of animal--the early geological gangster"
Exact synonyms: Predacious, Predatory
Similar to: Acquisitive

Definition of Predaceous

1. a. Living by prey; predatory.

Definition of Predaceous

1. Adjective. Surviving by preying on other animals. ¹

¹ Source: wiktionary.com

Definition of Predaceous

1. [adj]

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Predaceous

precursors
precursorship
precursorships
precursory
precurtain
precut
precuts
precutting
precycle
precycled
precycles
precycling
pred
predacean
predaceans
predaceous (current term)
predaceousness
predacious
predacities
predacity
predate
predated
predates
predating
predation
predations
predatism
predatisms
predator
predator-bug

Literary usage of Predaceous

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1. The Mosquitoes of North and Central America and the West Indies by Leland Ossian Howard, Harrison Gray Dyar, Frederick Knab (1912)
"No predaceous form will be found in a primitive condition as the habit is secondarily acquired and accompanied by special modification. ..."

2. Birds in Their Relations to Man: A Manual of Economic Ornithology for the by Clarence Moores Weed, Ned Dearborn (1903)
"THE RELATIONS OF BIRDS TO predaceous AND PARASITIC INSECTS. THE attempt is frequently made to belittle the usefulness of birds by the argument that they do ..."

3. Birds in Their Relations to Man: A Manual of Economic Ornithology for the by Clarence Moores Weed, Ned Dearborn (1903)
"THE RELATIONS OF BIRDS TO predaceous AND PARASITIC INSECTS. THE attempt is frequently made to belittle the usefulness of birds by the argument that they do ..."

4. Biennial Report by California Dept. of Agriculture, California State Commission of Horticulture (1905)
"INTRODUCTION OF PARASITES AND predaceous INSECTS. MR. DAY. I move that this Convention ask the Legislature for an appropriation of $20000 to be used for the ..."

5. Science by American Association for the Advancement of Science (1899)
"gives the results of investigations, both in this country and Europe, relative to the spruce and pine interests, and the insects predaceous and beneficial ..."

6. Farm Friends and Farm Foes: A Text-book of Agricultural Science by Clarence Moores Weed (1910)
"Those insects that devour the bodies or suck the lifeblood of their victims are called predaceous Insects. There are a great many different groups of ..."

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