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car·niv·o·rous

 (kär-nĭv′ər-əs)
adj.
1. Of or relating to carnivores.
2. Flesh-eating or predatory: a carnivorous bird.
3. Characterized by destructive or predatory behavior or instincts: "a city becoming increasingly carnivorous as it becomes decreasingly serious about governance" (George F. Will).
4. Botany Capable of trapping insects or other small organisms and absorbing nutrients from them.

[From Latin carnivorus : carō, carn-, flesh; see sker- in Indo-European roots + -vorus, -vorous.]

car·niv′o·rous·ly adv.
car·niv′o·rous·ness n.
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carnivorous

(kɑːˈnɪvərəs)
adj
1. (Zoology) (esp of animals) feeding on flesh
2. (Botany) (of plants such as the pitcher plant and sundew) able to trap and digest insects and other small animals
3. (Zoology) of or relating to the Carnivora
4. informal aggressively ambitious or reactionary
[C17: from Latin carnivorus, from carō flesh + vorāre to consume]
carˈnivorously adv
carˈnivorousness n
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car•niv•o•rous

(kɑrˈnɪv ər əs)

adj.
1. flesh-eating.
2. of or pertaining to the carnivores.
[1640–50; < Latin carnivorus=carni-, comb. form of carō flesh + -vorus -vorous]
car•niv′o•rism, n.
car•niv′o•rous•ly, adv.
car•niv′o•rous•ness, n.
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ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Adj.1.carnivorous - relating to or characteristic of carnivores; "the lion and other carnivorous animals"
2.carnivorous - (used of plants as well as animals) feeding on animals; "carnivorous plants are capable of trapping and digesting small animals especially insects"
plant life, flora, plant - (botany) a living organism lacking the power of locomotion
herbivorous - feeding only on plants
insectivorous - (of animals and plants) feeding on insects
omnivorous - feeding on both plants and animals
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Translations
لاحِم: آكل لُحوم
masožravý
kødædende
carnivorepoisson carnassier
kjötætu-; rándÿrs-
mäsožravý
et yiyenetobur

carnivorous

[kɑːˈnɪvərəs] ADJ
1. [animal] → carnívoro
2. (hum) (= non-vegetarian) → carnívoro, no vegetariano
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carnivorous

[kɑːrˈnɪvərəs] adj
[animal] → carnivore, carnassier/ière; [plant] → carnivore
[person] → carnivore
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carnivorous

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carnivorous

[kɑːˈnɪvrəs] adjcarnivoro/a
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carnivore

(ˈkaːnivoː) noun
a flesh-eating animal. The lion is a carnivore.
carˈnivorous adjective
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car·niv·o·rous

a. carnívoro-a.
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References in periodicals archive ?
Then, in the Cleanness miniature of Noah, a fish with an inordinately large head carnivorously swallows a smaller one, while another fish appears to take issue with the oar stirring the waves
When it's time for dinner, the Rodizio Rooftop Grill and its grilledtoperfection steaks can satisfy even the most carnivorously inclined patron.
(32) In this light, his emphasis on meat eating epitomises an important sociocultural transformation: British euphoria for the increased availability and consumption of meat in the country's transformation from 'a population existing permanently on the verge of starvation' to one in 'the vanguard of a dietetic revolution that saw the democratization of meat and protein in Europe.' (33) By eating carnivorously in these episodes Harker, in effect, throws down the gauntlet on flesh consumption, employing a human 'fang' to draw the first blood in his battle of consumption with the Count.