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Princeton's WordNet

  1. depredation, predation(noun)

    an act of plundering and pillaging and marauding

  2. ravage, depredation(noun)

    (usually plural) a destructive action

    "the ravages of time"; "the depredations of age and disease"


  1. depredation(Noun)

    An act of consuming agricultural resources (crops, livestock), especially as plunder.

  2. depredation(Noun)

    A raid or predatory attack

    Union Gen. William Tecumseh Sherman had long known that his fragile supply and communication lines through Tennessee were in serious jeopardy because of depredations by Forrest's cavalry raids.(Battle of Brice's Crossroads)

Webster Dictionary

  1. Depredation(noun)

    the act of depredating, or the state of being depredated; the act of despoiling or making inroads; as, the sea often makes depredation on the land

  2. Origin: [L. depraedatio: cf. F. dprdation.]

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