Carnivorous vs Predatory - What's the difference?

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As adjectives the difference between carnivorous and predatory

is that carnivorous is of, or relating to carnivores, or the taxonomic order carnivora while predatory is of, or relating to a predator.

carnivorous

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Adjective

(carnivore) (en adjective)
  • Of, or relating to carnivores, or the taxonomic order Carnivora.
  • Predatory or flesh eating.
  • (botany) Insectivorous: capable of trapping insects and absorbing nutrient from them.
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    predatory

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    Alternative forms

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    Adjective

    (en adjective)
  • Of, or relating to a predator.
  • Living by preying on other living animals.
  • (figuratively) Exploiting or victimizing others for personal gain.
  • Derived terms

    * predatory pricing

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