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v. dep·re·dat·ed, dep·re·dat·ing, dep·re·dates
To ransack; plunder.
To engage in plundering.

[Late Latin dēpraedārī, dēpraedāt- : Latin dē-, de- + Latin praedārī, to plunder (from praeda, booty; see ghend- in Indo-European roots).]

dep′re·da′tor n.
de·pred′a·to′ry (dĭ-prĕd′ə-tôr′ē, dĕp′rĭ-də-) adj.


(tr) rare to plunder or destroy; pillage
[C17: from Late Latin dēpraedārī to ravage, from Latin de- + praeda booty; see prey]
ˈdepreˌdator n
depredatory adj


(ˈdɛp rɪˌdeɪt)

v. -dat•ed, -dat•ing. v.t.
1. to plunder or lay waste to; prey upon; pillage; ravage.
2. to plunder; pillage.
[1620–30; < Late Latin dēpraedātus, past participle of depraedārī to plunder = Latin dē- de- + praedārī to plunder (see predator)]
dep`re•da′tion, n.
dep′re•da`tor, n.
dep•re•da•to•ry (dɪˈprɛd əˌtɔr i, -ˌtoʊr i) adj.


Past participle: depredated
Gerund: depredating

I depredate
you depredate
he/she/it depredates
we depredate
you depredate
they depredate
I depredated
you depredated
he/she/it depredated
we depredated
you depredated
they depredated
Present Continuous
I am depredating
you are depredating
he/she/it is depredating
we are depredating
you are depredating
they are depredating
Present Perfect
I have depredated
you have depredated
he/she/it has depredated
we have depredated
you have depredated
they have depredated
Past Continuous
I was depredating
you were depredating
he/she/it was depredating
we were depredating
you were depredating
they were depredating
Past Perfect
I had depredated
you had depredated
he/she/it had depredated
we had depredated
you had depredated
they had depredated
I will depredate
you will depredate
he/she/it will depredate
we will depredate
you will depredate
they will depredate
Future Perfect
I will have depredated
you will have depredated
he/she/it will have depredated
we will have depredated
you will have depredated
they will have depredated
Future Continuous
I will be depredating
you will be depredating
he/she/it will be depredating
we will be depredating
you will be depredating
they will be depredating
Present Perfect Continuous
I have been depredating
you have been depredating
he/she/it has been depredating
we have been depredating
you have been depredating
they have been depredating
Future Perfect Continuous
I will have been depredating
you will have been depredating
he/she/it will have been depredating
we will have been depredating
you will have been depredating
they will have been depredating
Past Perfect Continuous
I had been depredating
you had been depredating
he/she/it had been depredating
we had been depredating
you had been depredating
they had been depredating
I would depredate
you would depredate
he/she/it would depredate
we would depredate
you would depredate
they would depredate
Past Conditional
I would have depredated
you would have depredated
he/she/it would have depredated
we would have depredated
you would have depredated
they would have depredated
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To rob of goods by force, especially in time of war:
Archaic: harrow, spoil.


vt (= plunder)plündern; (= vandalize)verwüsten
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Unsuccessful were classified as abandoned or depredated. When a female attempted to re-nest after nest failure or establishment of a new nesting event; we considered it a separate nesting event and added it to the nest survival estimates.
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