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depredation


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  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Depredation  \Dep`re*da"tion\,  n.  [L.  depraedatio:  cf  F. 
  d['e]pr['e]dation.] 
  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. 
 
  From  WordNet  r  1.6  [wn]: 
 
  depredation 
  n  :  an  act  of  plundering  [syn:  {predation},  {preying}] 




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