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spoliate

[spoh-lee-eyt]
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verb (used with or without object), spo·li·at·ed, spo·li·at·ing.
  1. to plunder, rob, or ruin.

Origin of spoliate

1715–25; < Latin spoliātus, past participle of spoliāre to spoil. See spoil, -ate1
Related formsspo·li·a·tor, noun
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Examples from the Web for spoliate

Historical Examples

  • Astor did not debauch, spoliate, and incite slaughter because he took pleasure in doing them.

    History of the Great American Fortunes, Vol. I

    Myers Gustavus


British Dictionary definitions for spoliate

spoliate

verb
  1. a less common word for despoil
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