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Dictionary definition for: Predatory

1. (s) characterized by plundering or pillaging or marauding; "bands of marauding Indians" "predatory warfare" "a raiding party"

2. (s) living by preying on other animals especially by catching living prey; "a predatory bird" "the rapacious wolf" "raptorial birds" "ravening wolves" "a vulturine taste for offal"

3. (s) living by or given to victimizing others for personal gain; "predatory capitalists" "a predatory, insensate society in which innocence and decency can prove fatal"- Peter S. Prescott; "a predacious kind of animal--the early geological gangster"- W.E.Swin

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