[ spoh-lee-eyt ]
/ ˈspoʊ liˌeɪt /
verb (used with or without object), spo·li·at·ed, spo·li·at·ing.
to plunder, rob, or ruin.
demolish, depredate, desecrate, desolate, despoil, destroy, devastate, devour, fleece, gut, havoc, loot, maraud, pillage, plunder, ransack, rape, ravage, rifle, rob
- spolia opima,
Origin of spoliate
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Examples 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
/ (ˈspəʊlɪˌeɪt) /
a less common word for despoil
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