depredation

depredation [ dep-ri-DEY-shuh' n ]
 noun ]
 MEANING :
 1. a pillage, robbery, plunder or ravage
2. a raid
 USAGE EXAMPLE 1 :
 The depredation angered the farmers, who vowed revenge.
 USAGE EXAMPLE 2 :
 The dying river, once known as the lifeline of the capital, remains a mute witness to the depredation in the name of religion with no one taking responsibility to clean the mess.

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