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carnivorous

car·niv·o·rous

carnivorous

 
pronunciation:
kar nI v rs
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part of speech: adjective
definition 1: flesh-eating. (Cf. herbivorous.)
synonyms:
carnivoral, predacious, predatory, rapacious, zoophagous
antonyms:
herbivorous
similar words:
omnivorous, raptorial
definition 2: of or pertaining to carnivores.
synonyms:
carnivoral, zoophagous
antonyms:
vegetarian
similar words:
raptorial
derivations: carnivorously (adv.), carnivorousness (n.)
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The word carnivorous contains the following parts:
carn, carni Latin root that means flesh, body