v. dep·re·dat·ed, dep·re·dat·ing, dep·re·dates
To ransack; plunder.
To engage in plundering.
[Late Latin dēpraedārī, dēpraedāt- : Latin dē-, de- + Latin praedārī, to plunder (from praeda, booty; see ghend- in the Appendix of Indo-European roots).]
de·preda·to′ry (dĭ-prĕdə-tôr′ē, dĕprĭ-də-) adj.
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