spoliate

[ spoh-lee-eyt ]
/ ˈspoʊ liˌeɪt /

verb (used with or without object), spo·li·at·ed, spo·li·at·ing.

to plunder, rob, or ruin.

Nearby words

  1. spokesmodel,
  2. spokesperson,
  3. spokeswoman,
  4. spokewise,
  5. spolia opima,
  6. spoliation,
  7. spondaic,
  8. spondee,
  9. spondulicks,
  10. spondulix

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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British Dictionary definitions for spoliate

spoliate

/ (ˈspəʊlɪˌeɪt) /

verb

a less common word for despoil
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