Definitions of depredation

  1. (usually plural) a destructive action; "the ravages of time"; "the depradations of age and disease" Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  2. an act of plundering and pillaging and marauding Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  3. The act of depredating, or the state of being depredated; the act of despoiling or making inroads; as, the sea often makes depredation on the land. Webster Dictionary DB
  4. Robbery; pillage; a destroying, or laying waste. The Winston Simplified Dictionary. By William Dodge Lewis, Edgar Arthur Singer. Published 1919.
  5. Act of depredating or plundering: state of being depredated. The american dictionary of the english language. By Daniel Lyons. Published 1899.
  6. A plundering; robbery. The Concise Standard Dictionary of the English Language. By James Champlin Fernald. Published 1919.
  7. The act of plundering; waste; consumption. Nuttall's Standard dictionary of the English language. By Nuttall, P.Austin. Published 1914.
  8. The act of spoiling or pillaging. Etymological and pronouncing dictionary of the English language. By Stormonth, James, Phelp, P. H. Published 1874.
  9. n. The act of plundering or laying waste; the act of making incursions or inroads on;—waste; spoil; consumption. Cabinet Dictionary
  10. A robbing, a spoiling; voracity, waste. Complete Dictionary