Definitions for: Depredation


[n] an act of plundering and pillaging and marauding
[n] (usually plural) a destructive action; "the ravages of time"; "the depradations of age and disease"



Webster (1913) Definition: Dep`re*da"tion, n. [L. depraedatio: cf. F.
d['e]pr['e]dation.]
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.

Synonyms: predation, ravage

See Also: demolition, destruction, pillage, pillaging, plundering

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