Willie the gerbil obliviously snacked on seeds as Tabitha the cat tried not to act on her natural instincts of predation.
An example of predation is an animal eyeing its next kill for supper.
- the act of plundering or preying
- the method of existence of predatory animals
Origin of predationClassical Latin praedatio from praedatus, past participle of praedari, to plunder from praeda, prey
- The capturing of prey for food.
- The act of robbing, victimizing, or exploiting others.
Origin of predationMiddle English predacion plundering from Latin praedātiō praedātiōn- from praedātus past participle of praedārī to plunder ; see predatory .