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meat-eating Syllabification: meat-eat·ing

Definition of meat-eating in English:


1Feeding on other animals; carnivorous: a group of large meat-eating dinosaurs
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  • He caught the meat-eating South American fish while angling near Mechelen, in northern Belgium.
  • A set of prehistoric footprints, said to show meat-eating dinosaurs hunting vegetarian dinos, has just been recreated in a detailed 3-D model.
  • The discovery of a giant meat-eating dinosaur sporting a downy coat has some scientists reimagining the look of Tyrannosaurus rex.
1.1Eating meat as part of one’s diet: he will go with meat-eating friends to a steakhouse and order a salad
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  • I mixed and matched and came up with something my meat eating family devoured.
  • This recipe got a great review from my meat-eating family.
  • Your meat-eating friends won't even know it's vegan!

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