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noun as in preying


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The nonprofit Wild Animal Initiative, for example, believes we should reduce all kinds of animal suffering, even, perhaps, suffering due to predation.

A similar process of political facsimile, this time mimicking QAnon’s tendency to baselessly allege sexual predation, is also occurring worldwide.

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Flattening his alleged predation into SVU tropes steers us away from the question of why 17-year-olds make dating profiles for old men and put them online with cute selfies.

One of Darwin’s great insights was the idea that everyday events—small mutations, predation, competition—could slowly change species, given time.

Catnip probably didn’t evolve in response to predation from ancient mosquitoes or fruit flies, he says.

Starvation, disease, war, and predation were common threats for a majority of our evolutionary history.

WGA is classified as a lectin—a term for a protein produced by an organism to protect itself from predation.

This “double whammy” of predation and competition enables jellyfish to cripple a food chain by essentially nibbling at its ankles.

The whole thing combines a French disregard for sexual predation with our own culture of uptight sensationalism.

The transition from peace to predation therefore depends on the growth of technical knowledge and the use of tools.

The conventions of the business world have grown up under the selective surveillance of this principle of predation or parasitism.

Young in the nest would seem to be especially susceptible to predation by the pilot black snake.

Further verification of predation on mammals, reptiles and amphibians by this species is needed.

In addition to known predation by mountain lions and coyotes on porcupines, the bobcat kills porcupines.

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On this page you'll find 5 synonyms, antonyms, and words related to predation, such as: predacity, predatism, rapaciousness, and rapacity.

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