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depredation

Noun

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]

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English

Noun

  1. An act of consuming agricultural resources (crops, livestock), especially as plunder.
  2. A raid or predatory attack
    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 Forrest's cavalry raids.(Battle of Brice's Crossroads)

Translations

An act of consuming agricultural resources
A raid or predatory attack

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