Definition of depredator in English:

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depredator

Pronunciation: /ˈdɛprɪdeɪtə/

noun

archaic
A person or thing that makes depredations, especially a predatory animal.
Example sentences
  • The depredators were, however, stunned with the courageous defiance by the Queen's soldiers.
  • Also, they have quite a reputation as a depredator of quail, chicken, and turkey eggs.
  • His uneasiness when the whip was used, testified by clamorous complaints, made the whole scene so amusing that the depredators were allowed to depart without a word of remonstrance.

Derivatives

depredatory

Pronunciation: /dɪˈprɛdət(ə)ri/
/ˌdɛprɪˈdeɪt(ə)ri/
adjective
Example sentences
  • These sections regulate the taking and permitted killing of nongame mammals and depredatory animals.
  • And evolution of any management strategy requires knowledge on depredatory birds' feeding guild structure, breeding and roosting ecology.
  • The coastal States remain united in seeking a permanent solution to poaching, depredatory and illegal fishing practices in the form of a legally-binding agreement.
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