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depredation at CMU American English spelling Of Explained:


depredation at English => English (English Etymology) Of Explained:

1483, from L.L. depr?idationem (nom. depr?idatio), from L. depr?idari "to pillage," from de- "thoroughly" + pr?idari "to plunder," lit. "to make prey of," from pr?ida "prey." ///

depredation at English => English (Longman) Of Explained:

n [C usually plural] formal [Date: 1400-1500; Language: French; Origin: depredation, from Latin depraedari 'to steal and destroy']// an act of taking or destroying something//

déprédation at French => English Of Explained:


depredation at English => English (Moby Thesaurus II) Of Explained:

63 Moby Thesaurus words for "depredation":
banditry, bloodbath, blue ruin, breakup, brigandage, brigandism,
carnage, consumption, damnation, decimation, desolation,
despoiling, despoilment, despoliation, destruction, devastation,
direption, disintegration, disorganization, disruption,
dissolution, foraging, foray, freebooting, havoc, hecatomb,
holocaust, laying waste, looting, marauding, perdition, pillage,
pillaging, plunder, plundering, raid, raiding, ransacking, rape,
rapine, ravage, ravagement, ravages, ravaging, ravishment, razzia,
reiving, rifling, robbery, ruin, ruination, sack, sacking,
shambles, slaughter, spoiling, spoliation, undoing, vandalism,
waste, wrack, wrack and ruin, wreck

depredation at English => English (Oxford Advanced Learners) Of Explained:

[usually pl.] (formal) acts that cause harm or damage

DEPREDATION at English => English (Bouviers Law) Of Explained:

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Depredation at English => English (Websters 1913) Of Explained:

Depredation \Dep`re*da"tion\, n. [L. depraedatio: cf. F.
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.

depredation at English => English (WordNet) Of Explained:

n 1: an act of plundering and pillaging and marauding [syn: {predation}]
2: (usually plural) a destructive action; "the ravages of
time"; "the depradations of age and disease" [syn: {ravage}]

depredation at English (WD) Of Explained:



* Inter: a » UK Inter: IPA » /ˌdɛpɹəˈdeɪʃən/


Inter: head » en|noun
  • An act of consuming agricultural resources (crops, livestock), especially as plunder.
    1. 2003, The Living Elephants: Evolutionary Ecology, Behavior, and Conservation, by R. Sukumar, page 299:
    2. : Depredation of cultivated crops by elephants is widespread in both Africa and Asia.
    3. A raid or predatory attack
    4. : 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 Forrests cavalry raids.(Translation: :w » en:Battle of Brices Crossroads|Battle of Brice's Crossroads)


      Inter: trans-top » An act of consuming agricultural resources

  • Finnish: Inter: t- » fi|autioittaminen, Inter: t+ » fi|hävitys

  • Inter: trans-mi » d
    • Russian: Inter: t+ » ru|опустошение|n|tr=opustošénije|sc=Cyrl, Inter: t+ » ru|порча|f|tr=pórča|sc=Cyrl

    Inter: trans-botto » m
    Inter: trans-top » A raid or predatory attack
    • Bulgarian: Inter: t+ » bg|плячкосване|n|sc=Cyrl
    • Dutch: Inter: t- » nl|plundering, Inter: t- » nl|rooftocht

    Inter: trans-mi » d
  • Finnish: Inter: t+ » fi|ryöstäminen
  • Russian: Inter: t+ » ru|налёт|m|tr=naljót

  • Inter: trans-botto » m
    Translation: et » depredation
    Translation: el » depredation
    Translation: eo » depredation
    Translation: kn » depredation
    Translation: my » depredation
    Translation: pl » depredation
    Translation: ru » depredation
    Translation: ta » depredation
    Translation: te » depredation
    Translation: vi » depredation
    Translation: zh » depredation

    déprédation at English (WD) Of Explained:



    Inter: fr-noun » f|sort=depredation
  • damage, destruction, depredation

  • Translation: fr » déprédation
    Translation: vi » déprédation