depredation depredation  /ˌdɛ prə ˈdeɪ ʃən/

Definition(s):

  1. (n) an act of plundering and pillaging and marauding
  2. (n) (usually plural) a destructive action

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Usage(s):

  1. As the HIV virus sweeps mercilessly through these lands the fiercest trial Africa has yet endured a few try to address the terrible depredation.
  2. But such depredation along a critical trade route threatens livelihoods around the world.
  3. As the HIV virus sweeps mercilessly through these lands--the fiercest trial Africa has yet endured--a few try to address the terrible depredation.

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  1. "Depredation, bullying and killing the reality of humanity are the outcomes of the capitalist way of thinking," Ahmadinejad said on Saturday.
    on Mar 6, 2010 By: Mahmoud Ahmadinejad Source: Press TV

  2. "A new independent contractors act would ensure that freedom of contract for independent contractors is enshrined and preserved, that they have a firewall built around them to protect them from the depredation of unions and unfriendly Labor...
    on Sep 25, 2004 By: John Howard Source: ABC Online

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