Definition for DEP'RE-DATE

DEP'RE-DATE, v.t. [L. deprædor; de and prædor, to plunder, præda, prey.]

  1. To plunder, to rob; to pillage; to take the property of an enemy or of a foreign country by force; as, the army depredated the enemy's country. That kind of war which depredates and distresses individuals. – Marshall.
  2. To prey upon; to waste; to spoil. – Bacon.
  3. To devour; to destroy by eating; as, wild animals depredate the corn.

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