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depredation

noun [C usually plural, U] uk   /ˌdep.rəˈdeɪ.ʃən/ formal us  
(an act causing) damage or destruction: The entire area has suffered the depredations of war. Depredation of (= damage done to) the environment is destroying hundreds of species each year.
Translations of “depredation”
in Chinese (Traditional) 損失, 損害,破壞…
in Chinese (Simplified) 损失, 损害,破坏…
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