Definition of predative in English:

predative

adjective

  • Characterized by or suggestive of predation; = "predatory".

Origin

1920s; earliest use found in D. H. Lawrence (1885–1930), writer. From either predat- or classical Latin praedāt-, past participial stem of praedārī to plunder, spoil + -ive, after native, passive, etc.

Pronunciation

predative

/ˈprɛdətɪv/