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Meaning of depredate

dep•re•date

Pronunciation: (dep'ri-dāt"), [key]
— v., -dat•ed, -dat•ing.
—v.t.
  1. to plunder or lay waste to; prey upon; pillage; ravage.
—v.i.
  1. to plunder; pillage.
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