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WordNet 3.0Copyright Princeton University


Short "hint"

An act of taking or destroying something.

Usage examples (31)
  • Convenience, depredation, the compassing of by-ends, rather than any loving communion, is too often its intent.
  • If a depredation was committed in the night, the dawn of morning found the sufferer on the trail of the marauder.
  • The archbishop went on to envisage new regulatory frameworks to protect the environment from economic depredation.
  • Rulers superseded rulers in Mexico in rapid succession, but still there was no change in this system of depredation. for more
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