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noun as in devastation, destruction

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Dolphins’ net burgling—known as depredation—costs fishers income, but it also puts dolphins at risk of injury and entanglement.

In his speech, he mentioned the Yosemite precedent and argued that federal control of Yellowstone would not tread on settler rights—rather, it would preserve the remarkable features of this region and protect them from depredations.

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Human-bear conflicts, which include anything from property damage, human food raids, livestock depredation, and, yes, attacks, increase in areas where bears are expanding their range, says van Manen.

The only other predator found was raccoons, which made up for 22 to 28 percent of nest depredation.

The force thus put together was, however, calculated only for depredation, and never became equal to any essential service.

The manner in which the burglary was effected leaves little doubt that the depredation was committed by the same gang of thieves.

Luther proposes remedies for all these evils, and energetically arouses the German nobility to put an end to Roman depredation.

Were gentlemen willing to submit to this: to raise the embargo, and subject our trade to this depredation?

Are they prepared to say the embargo shall be raised, while our commerce is subjected to this kind of depredation?


On this page you'll find 28 synonyms, antonyms, and words related to depredation, such as: wasting, burglary, crime, desecration, desolation, and pillage.

From Roget's 21st Century Thesaurus, Third Edition Copyright © 2013 by the Philip Lief Group.