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I do not want to go into its physical reasons: the construction of the human body is different from that of carnivorous animals. But man's intelligence is such that it can be utilised to defend any-thing he does, whether right or wrong.
Morarji Desai

Meaning of "carnivorous" in the English dictionary

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ETYMOLOGY OF THE WORD CARNIVOROUS

From Latin carnivorus, from carō flesh + vorāre to consume.
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Etymology is the study of the origin of words and their changes in structure and significance.
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PRONUNCIATION OF CARNIVOROUS

carnivorous  [kɑːˈnɪvərəs] play
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GRAMMATICAL CATEGORY OF CARNIVOROUS

noun
adjective
verb
adverb
pronoun
preposition
conjunction
determiner
exclamation
Carnivorous is an adjective.
The adjective is the word that accompanies the noun to determine or qualify it.

WHAT DOES CARNIVOROUS MEAN IN ENGLISH?

carnivorous

Carnivore

A carnivore /ˈkɑrnɪvɔər/ meaning 'meat eater' is an organism that derives its energy and nutrient requirements from a diet consisting mainly or exclusively of animal tissue, whether through predation or scavenging. Animals that depend solely on animal flesh for their nutrient requirements are considered obligate carnivores while those that also consume non-animal food are considered facultative carnivores. Omnivores also consume both animal and non-animal food, and apart from the more general definition, there is no clearly defined ratio of plant to animal material that would distinguish a facultative carnivore from an omnivore. A carnivore that sits at the top of the foodchain is an apex predator. Plants that capture and digest insects are called carnivorous plants. Similarly, fungi that capture microscopic animals are often called carnivorous fungi.

Definition of carnivorous in the English dictionary

The first definition of carnivorous in the dictionary is feeding on flesh. Other definition of carnivorous is able to trap and digest insects and other small animals. Carnivorous is also of or relating to the Carnivora.

WORDS THAT RHYME WITH CARNIVOROUS


baccivorous
bækˈsɪvərəs
flavorous
ˈfleɪvərəs
frugivorous
fruːˈdʒɪvərəs
graminivorous
ˌɡræmɪˈnɪvərəs
granivorous
ɡræˈnɪvərəs
herbivorous
hɜːˈbɪvərəs
insectivorous
ˌɪnsɛkˈtɪvərəs
lignivorous
lɪɡˈnɪvərəs
limivorous
lɪˈmɪvərəs
mellivorous
mɪˈlɪvərəs
merdivorous
mɜːˈdɪvərəs
nucivorous
njuːˈsɪvərəs
omnivorous
ɒmˈnɪvərəs
ossivorous
ɒˈsɪvərəs
papaverous
pəˈpeɪvərəs
piscivorous
pɪˈsɪvərəs
ranivorous
rəˈnɪvərəs
sanguinivorous
ˌsæŋɡwɪˈnɪvərəs
savorous
ˈseɪvərəs
vermivorous
vɜːˈmɪvərəs

WORDS THAT BEGIN LIKE CARNIVOROUS

carnie
carnied
carnies
carnifex
carnification
carnificial
carnified
carnifies
carnify
Carniola
carnitine
carnival
carnivalesque
carnivora
carnivore
carnivorously
carnivorousness
carnivory
carnosaur
carnose

WORDS THAT END LIKE CARNIVOROUS

amorous
dangerous
decorous
dolorous
glamorous
humorous
indecorous
malodorous
microporous
nonporous
phosphorous
porous
rancorous
rigorous
sonorous
splendorous
stertorous
tumorous
unglamorous
vaporous
vigorous

Synonyms and antonyms of carnivorous in the English dictionary of synonyms

SYNONYMS

Translation of «carnivorous» into 25 languages

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TRANSLATION OF CARNIVOROUS

Find out the translation of carnivorous to 25 languages with our English multilingual translator.
The translations of carnivorous from English to other languages presented in this section have been obtained through automatic statistical translation; where the essential translation unit is the word «carnivorous» in English.

Translator English - Chinese

肉食性
1,325 millions of speakers

Translator English - Spanish

carnívora
570 millions of speakers

English

carnivorous
510 millions of speakers

Translator English - Hindi

मांसाहारी
380 millions of speakers
ar

Translator English - Arabic

آكلة اللحوم
280 millions of speakers

Translator English - Russian

плотоядных
278 millions of speakers

Translator English - Portuguese

carnívoro
270 millions of speakers

Translator English - Bengali

মাংসাশী
260 millions of speakers

Translator English - French

carnivore
220 millions of speakers

Translator English - Malay

Karnivor
190 millions of speakers

Translator English - German

Fleisch fressend
180 millions of speakers

Translator English - Japanese

肉食の
130 millions of speakers

Translator English - Korean

육식
85 millions of speakers

Translator English - Javanese

Karnivora
85 millions of speakers
vi

Translator English - Vietnamese

ăn thịt
80 millions of speakers

Translator English - Tamil

புலால்
75 millions of speakers

Translator English - Marathi

मांसाहारी
75 millions of speakers

Translator English - Turkish

etobur
70 millions of speakers

Translator English - Italian

carnivoro
65 millions of speakers

Translator English - Polish

mięsożerne
50 millions of speakers

Translator English - Ukrainian

м´ясоїдних
40 millions of speakers

Translator English - Romanian

carnivore
30 millions of speakers
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Translator English - Greek

σαρκοφάγα
15 millions of speakers
af

Translator English - Afrikaans

karnivoriese
14 millions of speakers
sv

Translator English - Swedish

carnivorous
10 millions of speakers
no

Translator English - Norwegian

kjøttet
5 millions of speakers

Trends of use of carnivorous

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TENDENCIES OF USE OF THE TERM «CARNIVOROUS»

The term «carnivorous» is quite widely used and occupies the 49.266 position in our list of most widely used terms in the English dictionary.
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FREQUENCY OF USE OF THE TERM «CARNIVOROUS» OVER TIME

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Examples of use in the English literature, quotes and news about carnivorous

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2 QUOTES WITH «CARNIVOROUS»

Famous quotes and sentences with the word carnivorous.
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Morarji Desai
I do not want to go into its physical reasons: the construction of the human body is different from that of carnivorous animals. But man's intelligence is such that it can be utilised to defend any-thing he does, whether right or wrong.
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Francis Picabia
The family spirit has rendered man carnivorous.

10 ENGLISH BOOKS RELATING TO «CARNIVOROUS»

Discover the use of carnivorous in the following bibliographical selection. Books relating to carnivorous and brief extracts from same to provide context of its use in English literature.
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Carnivorous Plants
Explores a variety of carnivorous plants, discussing how they entice, catch, and digest their prey and provides instructions on how to cultivate them.
Adrian Slack, 2000
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Carnivorous Plants
Describes the physical characteristics and habitat of carnivorous plants, including pitcher plants, venus fly traps, and cobra lilies.
Rebecca L. Johnson, 2006
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Growing carnivorous plants
Over 200 species, hybrids, and cultivars from all genera of carnivorous plants are described in this comprehensive volume.
Barry A. Rice, 2006
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Carnivorous Plants of the United States and Canada
Information on each species includes an identifying description, the preferred habitat, the range in which it can be found, and the season for flowering and trapping, making this book a useful field guide as well as a fascinating source of ...
Donald E. Schnell, 2009
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The Carnivorous Dinosaurs
Some of the group's members survive to this day--as birds. The theropod/bird connection has been explored in several recent works, but this book presents 17 papers on a variety of other topics. It is organized into three parts.
Kenneth Carpenter, 2005
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The Carnivorous Plants
The diversity of morphological, biochemical, and commensal features generates both the lay and the scientific interest in this diverse group. The carnivorous plants exhibit features which are common to many other non-carnivorous plants.
B. Barrie Edward Juniper, Richard J. Robins, Daniel M. Joel, 1989
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Plant-Provided Food for Carnivorous Insects: A Protective ...
This book, first published in 2005, addresses another category of food-mediated interactions, focusing on how plants employ foods to recruit arthropod 'bodyguards' as a protection against herbivores.
F. L. Wäckers, P. C. J. van Rijn, J. Bruin, 2005
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Carnivorous Nights: On the Trail of the Tasmanian Tiger
From the Hardcover edition.
Margaret Mittelbach, Michael Crewdson, 2009
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The Carnivorous Carnival
The Carnivorous Carnival - This carnivorous volume contains such a distressing story that consuming any of its contents would be far more stomach-turning than even the most imbalanced meal.
Lemony Snicket, 2010
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Predators with Pouches: The Biology of Carnivorous Marsupials
The book covers all aspects of carnivorous marsupials, including interesting features of life history, their unique reproduction, the physiological basis for early senescence in semelparous dasyurids, sex ratio variation and juvenile ...
Menna Jones, Mike Archer, Chris Dickman, 2003

10 NEWS ITEMS WHICH INCLUDE THE TERM «CARNIVOROUS»

Find out what the national and international press are talking about and how the term carnivorous is used in the context of the following news items.
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Carnivorous Glowworms Turn Caves Into Stunning Starscapes
Go spelunking in some of New Zealand's limestone caves and you can leave your headlamp behind. Thousands of Arachnocampa luminosa, ... «Wired, Jul 15»
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Kobayashi and Me
Kaley and Anthony managed to finish theirs, too, but not in the same impressive, carnivorous, frighteningly efficient manner that Yours Truly ... «Pacers.com, Jul 15»
3
Meet the man who gave the name to the creatures we now know as …
Some time around 1839, Owen began studying the bony remains of extinct races of reptiles: the carnivorous Megalosaurus, the herbivorous ... «WBFO, Jul 15»
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Apparently on trend, Asheville gets a beef jerky store
"But there are things for vegetarians, too," Katrina Hichman chides her husband as he puts too fine a point on the carnivorous charms of his ... «Asheville Citizen-Times, Jul 15»
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What Meat Eaters Get Wrong About Vegetarians
I am not a vegetable evangelist; I happily coexist with carnivorous members of my family and have friends who worship at the shrine of cooked ... «TIME, Jul 15»
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Just Open: Reuben Republic, Marrickville
The shop will be serving up its deli-style carnivorous goods from Friday night. True to their namesake, the sandwiches are mostly about the ... «Good Food, Jul 15»
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I Don't Wish I Was Ugly, But I'm Over The Struggle Of Being Pretty
Instead, they feed off our deepest shames and amplify them to carnivorous monsters with an insatiable appetite for destruction. My best friend Moira has assured ... «YourTango, Jul 15»
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Lion cubs will celebrate first year with a party
RACINE — No strangers to the camera, the Racine Zoo's three carnivorous stars will celebrate their first year with a public party. Zuri, Enzi and ... «Journal Times, Jul 15»
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Sustainable greenhouse grows healthy learners
"The children have also expressed interest in carnivorous plants." Field says the greenhouse will be used as a teaching area, with year 1 ... «Auckland stuff.co.nz, Jul 15»
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Photo by Colleen Otte
They are not carnivorous like wasps and hornets; instead, they feed on flowers. “The best way to view bees is when they're visiting flowers,” ... «MyNorth.com, Jul 15»

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« EDUCALINGO. Carnivorous [online]. Available <https://educalingo.com/en/dic-en/carnivorous>. Aug 2019 ».
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