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Topic: ANIMALS

Date: 1900-2000
Language: Latin
Origin: praedator, from praedari; PREDATORY

predator

noun
     
pred‧a‧tor [countable]
1HBA an animal that kills and eats other animals [↪ prey]
2 someone who tries to use another person's weakness to get advantages:
a sexual predator
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