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spoliate

[ spoh-lee-eyt ]
/ 藞spo蕣 li藢e瑟t /
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verb (used with or without object), spo路li路at路ed, spo路li路at路ing.
to plunder, rob, or ruin.
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Origin of spoliate

1715鈥25; <Latin spoli膩tus, past participle of spoli膩re to spoil. See spoil, -ate1

OTHER WORDS FROM spoliate

spo路li路a路tor, noun
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British Dictionary definitions for spoliate

spoliate
/ (藞sp蓹蕣l瑟藢e瑟t) /

verb
a less common word for despoil
Collins English Dictionary - Complete & Unabridged 2012 Digital Edition 漏 William Collins Sons & Co. Ltd. 1979, 1986 漏 HarperCollins Publishers 1998, 2000, 2003, 2005, 2006, 2007, 2009, 2012
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