damaging (part of speech: verb)
- He had sent his troops then in the western part of the State toward the Missouri River in pursuit of a depredating body of the enemy. - "From Fort Henry to Corinth", Manning Ferguson Force.
- For instance, our own Kentucky is not famous for well- kept farms, but I could not afford to have my fences down, my fields choked with weeds, and my stock depredating elsewhere. - "Idle Hour Stories", Eugenia Dunlap Potts.
- Not standing before the world in the attitude of an organized political society, being neither competent to exercise the rights nor to discharge the obligations of a government, it was, in fact, a marauding establishment too dangerous to be disregarded and too guilty to pass unpunished, and yet incapable of being treated in any other way than as a piratical resort of outlaws or a camp of savages depredating on emigrant trains or caravans and the frontier settlements of civilized states. - "Complete State of the Union Addresses from 1790 to the Present", Various.