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depredation

dep·re·da·tion

depredation

 
pronunciation:
de pr deI shn
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Word Combinations (noun)
part of speech: noun
definition: a despoiling, robbing, or preying upon.
The village suffered repeated depredations by invading armies.
synonyms:
devastation, rapine, ravage, raven
similar words:
brigandage, desolation, destruction, pillage, plunder, rape, robbery, ruination, sack, spoliation
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