1. an act of plundering and pillaging and marauding

Similar word(s): predation

Definition categories: act, pillage, pillaging, plundering

2. (usually plural) a destructive action

- the depredations of age and disease

Similar word(s): ravage

Definition categories: event, demolition, destruction, wipeout

Sentences with depredation as a noun:

- Union Gen. William Tecumseh Sherman had long known that his fragile supply and communication lines through Tennessee were in serious jeopardy because of depredations by Forrest's cavalry raids. (Battle of Brice's Crossroads)