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Definition of carnivorous:

  1. Eating or feeding on flesh. The term is applied: ( a) to animals which naturally seek flesh for food, as the tiger, dog, etc.; ( b) to plants which are supposed to absorb animal food; ( c) to substances which destroy animal tissue, as caustics.


predaceous, meat-eating, rapacious, zoophagous, predatory, greedy, piscivorous, hungry, predacious, flesh-eating, voracious.

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