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“… it says cats are obligate carnivores …”

meanings of obligate


  1. To cause to be grateful or indebted; to oblige.
  2. To commit (money, for example) in order to fulfill an obligation.
  3. To bind, compel, constrain, or oblige by a social, legal, or moral tie.


  1. Absolutely indispensable; essential.
  2. Able to exist or survive only in a particular environment or by assuming a particular role.