Depredate vs Depredatory - What's the difference?

depredate | depredatory |


As a verb depredate

is to ransack or plunder; to prey upon.

As an adjective depredatory is

tending or designed to depredate.

depredate

English

Verb

(depredat)
  • to ransack or plunder; to prey upon
  • * Francis Bacon
  • It makes the substance of the body less apt to be consumed and depredated by the spirits.
  • to engage in plundering
  • depredatory

    English

    Adjective

    (en adjective)
  • Tending or designed to depredate.
  • a depredatory incursion
    (Webster 1913)