Depredation - definition, pronunciation, transcription

Amer.  |ˌdeprəˈdeɪʃn|  American pronunciation of the word depredation
Brit.  |ˌdɛprɪˈdeɪʃ(ə)n|  British pronunciation of the word depredation

noun

- an act of plundering and pillaging and marauding (syn: predation)
- (usually plural) a destructive action(syn: ravage)

the depredations of age and disease

Examples

They perished by the depredations of the lava.

the depredations of age and disease

Word forms

noun
singular: depredation
plural: depredations
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