Depredate

Definition of Depredate

Dep´re`date
v. t.1.To subject to plunder and pillage; to despoil; to lay waste; to prey upon.
[imp. & p. p. Depredated ; p. pr. & vb. n. Depredating .]
It makes the substance of the body . . . less apt to be consumed and depredated by the spirits.
- Bacon.
v. i.1.To take plunder or prey; to commit waste; as, the troops depredated on the country.

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