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

Syn: ↑predatory, ↑rapacious, ↑raptorial, ↑ravening, ↑vulturine
Similar to: ↑aggressive
Derivationally related forms: ↑vulture, ↑raptor (for: ↑raptorial)

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