interdevour

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English[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From inter- +‎ devour.

Verb[edit]

interdevour (third-person singular simple present interdevours, present participle interdevouring, simple past and past participle interdevoured)

  1. (rare) Of many people, creatures etc.: to devour each other.
    • 1603, John Florio, translating Michel de Montaigne, Essays, II.12:
      Epicurus said of the lawes that the worst were so necessary unto us, that without them men would enterdevour one another.
    • 1987, Richard Preston, First Light:
      His prime suspect for cannibalism was a nightmarish object — a pack of nine galaxies in a feeding frenzy, interdevouring one another.