an act of plundering and pillaging and marauding
(usually plural) a destructive action
"the ravages of time"; "the depredations of age and disease"
An act of consuming agricultural resources (crops, livestock), especially as plunder.
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)
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
Origin: [L. depraedatio: cf. F. dprdation.]
The numerical value of depredation in Chaldean Numerology is: 1
The numerical value of depredation in Pythagorean Numerology is: 3
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Despite their ungainly appearance, different species of glyptodonts occupied habitats as distinct as open grassland and dense woodland, all the way from Patagonia to the southern parts of the continental United States, although their disappearance has been blamed on human depredation as well as climate change, some species persisted into the early part of the modern or Holocene epoch, long after the disappearance of mammoths and saber-toothed cats. Like the loss of giant ground sloths, mastodons, and dozens of other remarkable mammalian species, the precise cause of the New World megafaunal extinctions remains uncertain.
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