American Dictionary of the English Language, Vol. 2

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Author: Noah Webster

Predatory

PRED’ATORY, a. [L. proedatorius, from proeda, prey.]

1. Plundering; pillaging; characterized by plundering; practicing rapine; as a predatory war; a predatory excursion; a predatory party.

2. Hungry; ravenous; as predatory spirits or appetite. [Hardly allowable.]

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