depredate

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Etymology[edit]

Late Latin depraedari, depraedat-  : Latin de- + Latin praedari, to plunder

Verb[edit]

depredate (third-person singular simple present depredates, present participle depredating, simple past and past participle depredated)

  1. (transitive) to ransack or plunder; to prey upon
    • Francis Bacon
      It makes the substance of the body [] less apt to be consumed and depredated by the spirits.
  2. (intransitive) to engage in plundering

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Verb[edit]

depredate

  1. second-person plural present tense and imperative of depredare