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Synonyms for depredate

to rob of goods by force, especially in time of war

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Different ant species may not have equivalent effects on Miami blue larvae but, based on our observations, we doubt that many ant species regularly depredate larvae.
This difference appears on circuit breaker and can cause such amounts (2 to 3 time of nominal voltage value) that can depredate isolation of transformer, load and circuit breaker.
Kim can then proceed to depredate the property as residential real estate (27.
It cannot be denied, that [penitentiaries] have been Seminaries established and sustained at the public expense, for educating, in the most effectual and thorough manner, hundreds and thousands of villians [sic] to depredate and prey upon the very communities which have thus encouraged and fostered them.
Plodding south with his wagon train in 1839, the American merchant Josiah Gregg found that Apaches "continue to lay waste the ranches in the vicinity, and to depredate at will.
Declining levels of sea ice also affect the rate at which polar bears (Ursus maritimus) depredate nests of marine birds (Iverson et al.
In central Texas, scrub-jays are known to depredate nests of the federally endangered golden-cheeked warbler (Setophaga chrysoparia; hereafter warbler; Petyk, 2004; Stake et al.
Therefore, Marsh Harriers almost certainly depredate nests less frequently in real breeding situations than indicated by the experiment.
The Mafia hypothesis predicts that a great spotted cuckoo, after discovering that a parasitized nest no longer contains its egg or nestling, will depredate the host nest.
In the ocean commercial troll and recreational salmon fishery, sea lions will swim near or follow fishing boats and will depredate fish once hooked.
Terns attack certain birds and mammals that intrude on their breeding territory but do not attack other species that are known to depredate eggs, suggesting that the ability of terns to discriminate threats is imperfect.
Polar bears (Ursus maritimus) can depredate the nests of an entire breeding colony of ground-nesting seabirds (e.
Aerial predators depredate lesser prairie-chickens, particularly during migration of raptors (Wolfe et al.
Fish (most notably carp Cyprinus carpio and bass Micropterus) are present which may depredate larval odonates.
In addition, proximate factors probably also differ among species, especially considering that (1) gulls nest substantially earlier than either eiders or geese, (2) nest initiation by eiders and possibly snow geese is proximately determined by the availability of open water around islands, whereas gulls initiate nesting when islands are still ice-choked, and (3) gulls depredate eider and snow goose nests.