- depressed area,
- depressed skull fracture
Origin of depredation
Examples from the Web for depredation
As before, most of the depredation was by Chickamaugas and Creeks, with some stray Shawano from the north.Myths of the Cherokee|James Mooney
To deny his wealth was a terrible sacrifice of vanity—to admit it might be exposing himself to depredation.The Old Countess; or, The Two Proposals|Ann S. Stephens
There were at one time in London 200 “flash houses” frequented by 6000 boys trained and proficient in thieving and depredation.
He lives like the wolf, by depredation, but he is more strong and daring.Buffon's Natural History. Volume VII (of 10)|Georges Louis Leclerc de Buffon
There is something piteous in the futile efforts of reluctant lenders to save their property from depredation.Americans and Others|Agnes Repplier
late 15c., from Middle French déprédation, from Late Latin depraedationem (nominative depraedatio) "a plundering," from past participle stem of Latin depraedari "to pillage," from de- "thoroughly" (see de-) + praedari "to plunder," literally "to make prey of," from praeda "prey" (see prey).