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Meaning of DEPREDATION

Pronunciation:  `depri'deyshun

 
WordNet Dictionary
 
 Definition: 
  1. [n]  an act of plundering and pillaging and marauding
  2. [n]  (usually plural) a destructive action; "the ravages of time"; "the depradations of age and disease"
 

DEPREDATION is a 11 letter word that starts with D.

 

 Synonyms: predation, ravage
 
 See Also: demolition, destruction, pillage, pillaging, plundering

 

 

Webster's 1913 Dictionary
 
 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.

 
Thesaurus Terms
 
 Related Terms: 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
 

 

 

 

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