Pertaining to something or someone which eats meat

Grandiloquent dictionary. 2006.

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  • creophagous — flesh eating; carnivorous Feeding and Eating …   Phrontistery dictionary

  • creophagous — cre·oph·a·gous …   English syllables

  • creophagous —   a. carnivorous.    ♦ creophagia,    ♦ creophagism,    ♦ creophagy, n. eating of flesh.    ♦ creophagist n …   Dictionary of difficult words

  • creophagous — (ˈ)krē|äfəgəs adjective Etymology: Greek kreophagos, from kre cre + phagos phagous : carnivorous …   Useful english dictionary

  • -phagous — comb. form that eats (as specified) (ichthyophagous). Etymology: L phagus f. Gk phagos f. phagein eat * * * fəgəs adjective combining form Etymology: Greek phagos, from phagein to eat more at baksheesh : feeding especially on a (specified) kind… …   Useful english dictionary

  • -phagous — a combining form meaning eating, feeding on, devouring that specified by the initial element: creophagous; hylophagous; rhizophagous. [ < Gk phagos, adj. deriv. of phágein to eat; see OUS] * * * …   Universalium

  • man-eating — (Roget s IV) modif. Syn. cannibal, carnivorous, creophagous; see deadly , ferocious , murderous , savage 2 …   English dictionary for students

  • Feeding and Eating — Like many people, I enjoy eating perhaps too much so. This list of 113 words describes different things one could eat, although a human would have to be pretty desperate to eat lice or limestone. Then again, I ve eaten at McDonald s hundreds of… …   Phrontistery dictionary

  • -phagous — a word element forming an adjective termination meaning eating , feeding on , devouring , as in creophagous, hylophagous, rhizophagous. {Latin phagus, from Greek phagos} …   Australian English dictionary

  • cre- — combining form or creo also kreo Etymology: German kreo , from Greek kre , kreo , from kreas more at raw : flesh …   Useful english dictionary

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