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PREDATION

 Dictionary entry overview: What does predation mean? 

PREDATION (noun)
  The noun PREDATION has 2 senses:

1. an act of plundering and pillaging and marauding
2. the act of preying by a predator who kills and eats the prey

  Familiarity information: PREDATION used as a noun is rare.


 Dictionary entry details 


PREDATION (noun)


Sense 1predation [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

An act of plundering and pillaging and marauding

Classified under:

Nouns denoting acts or actions

Synonyms:

depredation; predation

Hypernyms ("predation" is a kind of...):

pillage; pillaging; plundering (the act of stealing valuable things from a place)


Sense 2predation [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

The act of preying by a predator who kills and eats the prey

Classified under:

Nouns denoting acts or actions

Hypernyms ("predation" is a kind of...):

hunt; hunting (the work of finding and killing or capturing animals for food or pelts)


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