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1. A predatory attack; a raid.
2. Damage or loss; ravage: "[Carnegie Hall has] withstood the wear and tear of enthusiastic music lovers and the normal depredations of time" (Mechanical Engineering).
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the act or an instance of plundering; robbery; pillage
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|Noun||1.||depredation - an act of plundering and pillaging and marauding|
|2.||depredation - (usually plural) a destructive action; "the ravages of time"; "the depredations of age and disease"|
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noun destruction, ravaging, devastation, ransacking, pillage, plunder, marauding, laying waste, despoiling, rapine, spoliation Crops can be decimated by the unchecked depredations of deer.
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