/pri day"tiz euhm, pred"euh tiz'euhm/, n.
the state of living as a predator or by predation.
[1925-30; PREDAT(ION) + -ISM]

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  • predatism — pred·a·tism …   English syllables

  • predatism — pre•dat•ism [[t]prɪˈdeɪ tɪz əm, ˈprɛd əˌtɪz əm[/t]] n. ecl the state of living as a predator or by predation • Etymology: 1925–30 …   From formal English to slang

  • predatism — ˈpredəˌtizəm noun ( s) Etymology: predatory + ism : the habit or practice of living by predation or as a predator used chiefly of wild animals; compare commensalism, parasitism …   Useful english dictionary

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