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 (vŭl′chə-rīn′) also vul·tur·ous (-chər-əs)
1. Of, relating to, or characteristic of a vulture.
2. Rapacious; predatory.
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1. (Zoology) of, relating to, or resembling a vulture
2. Also: vulturous rapacious, predatory, or greedy
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(ˈvʌl tʃəˌraɪn, -tʃər ɪn)

also vul•tur•ous

(-tʃər əs)

1. of, pertaining to, or characteristic of a vulture.
2. resembling a vulture, esp. in rapacious or predatory qualities.
[1640–50; < Latin]
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ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Adj.1.vulturine - living by preying on other animals especially by catching living preyvulturine - 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"
aggressive - having or showing determination and energetic pursuit of your ends; "an aggressive businessman"; "an aggressive basketball player"; "he was aggressive and imperious; positive in his convictions"; "aggressive drivers"
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