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3 definitions found
 for Depredate
From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 :

  Depredate \Dep"re*date\, v. t. [imp. & p. p. Depredated; p.
     pr. & vb. n. Depredating.] [L. depraedatus, p. p. of
     depraedari to plunder; de- + praedari to plunder, praeda
     plunder, prey. See Prey.]
     To subject to plunder and pillage; to despoil; to lay waste;
     to prey upon.
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           It makes the substance of the body . . . less apt to be
           consumed and depredated by the spirits.  --Bacon.
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From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 :

  Depredate \Dep"re*date\, v. i.
     To take plunder or prey; to commit waste; as, the troops
     depredated on the country.
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From Moby Thesaurus II by Grady Ward, 1.0 :

  57 Moby Thesaurus words for "depredate":
     bring to ruin, condemn, confound, consume, damn, deal destruction,
     decimate, desecrate, desolate, despoil, destroy, devastate, devour,
     dissolve, engorge, fleece, forage, foray, freeboot, gobble,
     gobble up, gut, gut with fire, havoc, incinerate, lay in ruins,
     lay waste, loot, maraud, pillage, plunder, prey on, raid, ransack,
     ravage, raven, ravish, reive, rifle, ruin, ruinate, sack,
     shipwreck, spoil, spoliate, swallow up, sweep, throw into disorder,
     unleash destruction, unleash the hurricane, upheave, vandalize,
     vaporize, waste, wrack, wreak havoc, wreck
  
  

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