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English definition of “depredation”


noun [C usually plural, U]     /ˌdep.rəˈdeɪ.ʃən/ formal
(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 .Destroying and demolishingDamaging and spoiling
(Definition of depredation noun from the Cambridge Advanced Learner's Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)
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