Sunday, July 02, 2006
Definitions for depredation
- An act of plundering or despoiling; a raid.
- [Plural] Destructive operations; ravages.
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Citations for depredation
. . .the depredations of pirates and privateers on the high seas.
Arguing for drastic measures, they cite the horrible depredations of drug addiction.
Origin of depredation
Depredation comes from Late Latin depraedari, "to plunder," from Latin de- + praedari, from praeda, "plunder, prey."