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depredate Line breaks: dep¦re|date
Pronunciation: /ˈdɛprədeɪt/

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Definition of depredate in English:

verb

[with object]
Steal from, typically using force; plunder: many types of predators depredate bird nests wandering flocks of pigeons depredating barley crops

Origin

Early 17th century: from Latin depraedat- 'plundered', from the verb depraedari.

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