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car·niv·o·rous

carnivorous

 
 
pronunciation:
kar nI v rs
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part of speech: adjective
definition: eating the flesh of animals.
Lions and tigers are carnivorous mammals.
synonyms:
carnivoral
antonyms:
herbivorous
similar words:
omnivorous
derivations: carnivorously (adv.), carnivorousness (n.)
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The word carnivorous contains the following parts:
carn, carni Latin root that means flesh, body
vor Latin root that means to eat
-ous, -ious Latin adjective-forming suffix that means full of, characterized by
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