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


  1. to ransack or plunder (transitive)
  2. to engage in plundering (intransitive)



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bring to ruin, condemn, confound, consume, damn, deal destruction, decimate, desecrate, desolate, despoil, destroy, devastate, devour, dissolve, engorge, fleece, forage, foray, freeboot, gobble, gobble up, gut, gut with fire, havoc, incinerate, lay in ruins, lay waste, loot, maraud, pillage, plunder, prey on, raid, ransack, ravage, raven, ravish, reive, rifle, ruin, ruinate, sack, shipwreck, spoil, spoliate, swallow up, sweep, throw into disorder, unleash destruction, unleash the hurricane, upheave, vandalize, vaporize, waste, wrack, wreak havoc, wreck
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