[ spoh-lee-eyt ]
/ ˈspoʊ liˌeɪt /
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verb (used with or without object), spo·li·at·ed, spo·li·at·ing.
to plunder, rob, or ruin.
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OTHER WORDS FROM spoliatespo·li·a·tor, noun
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Example sentences from the Web for spoliate
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
/ (ˈspəʊlɪˌeɪt) /
a less common word for despoil
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