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depredating


depredating


  1  definition  found 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Depredate  \Dep"re*date\,  v.  t.  [imp.  &  p.  p.  {Depredated};  p. 
  pr  &  vb  n.  {Depredating}.]  [L.  depraedatus  p.  p.  of 
  depraedari  to  plunder;  de-  +  praedari  to  plunder,  praeda 
  plunder,  prey.  See  {Prey}.] 
  To  subject  to  plunder  and  pillage;  to  despoil;  to  lay  waste; 
  to  prey  upon 
 
  It  makes  the  substance  of  the  body  .  .  .  less  apt  to  be 
  consumed  and  depredated  by  the  spirits.  --Bacon.