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From: DICT.TW English-Chinese Dictionary 英漢字典

 pred·a·to·ry /ˈprɛdəˌtori, ˌtɔr-/

From: Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913)

 Pred·a·to·ry a.
 1. Characterized by plundering; practicing rapine; plundering; pillaging; as, a predatory excursion; a predatory party. “A predatory war.”
 2. Hungry; ravenous; as, predatory spirits. [Obs.]
    Exercise . . . maketh the spirits more hot and predatory.   --Bacon.
 3. Zool. Living by preying upon other animals; carnivorous.

From: WordNet (r) 2.0

      adj 1: characterized by plundering or pillaging or marauding;
             "bands of marauding Indians"; "predatory warfare"; "a
             raiding party" [syn: marauding, raiding]
      2: 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: rapacious, raptorial, ravening, vulturine,
      3: 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.Swinton [syn: predaceous, predacious]