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.

Origin of spoliate

1715–25; < Latin spoliātus, past participle of spoliāre to spoil. See spoil, -ate1

Related forms

spo·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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