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DEPREDATION

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 Dictionary entry overview: What does depredation mean? 

DEPREDATION (noun)
  The noun DEPREDATION has 2 senses:

1. an act of plundering and pillaging and marauding
2. (usually plural) a destructive action

  Familiarity information: DEPREDATION used as a noun is rare.


 Dictionary entry details 


DEPREDATION (noun)


Sense 1depredation [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

An act of plundering and pillaging and marauding

Classified under:

Nouns denoting acts or actions

Synonyms:

depredation; predation

Hypernyms ("depredation" is a kind of...):

pillage; pillaging; plundering (the act of stealing valuable things from a place)


Sense 2depredation [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

(usually plural) a destructive action

Classified under:

Nouns denoting natural events

Synonyms:

ravage; depredation

Context examples:

the ravages of time / the depredations of age and disease

Hypernyms ("depredation" is a kind of...):

demolition; destruction; wipeout (an event (or the result of an event) that completely destroys something)

Domain usage:

plural; plural form (the form of a word that is used to denote more than one)


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