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despoil


  3  definitions  found 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Despoil  \De*spoil"\,  n. 
  Spoil.  [Obs.]  --Wolsey. 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Despoil  \De*spoil"\,  v.  t.  [imp.  &  p.  p.  {Despoiled};  p.  pr  & 
  vb  n.  {Despoiling}.]  [OF.  despoiller,  F.  d['e]pouiller,  L. 
  despoliare  despoliatum  de-  +  spoliare  to  strip,  rob, 
  spolium  spoil,  booty.  Cf  {Spoil},  {Despoliation}.] 
  1.  To  strip,  as  of  clothing;  to  divest  or  unclothe.  [Obs.] 
  --Chaucer. 
 
  2.  To  deprive  for  spoil;  to  plunder;  to  rob;  to  pillage;  to 
  strip;  to  divest;  --  usually  followed  by  of 
 
  The  clothed  earth  is  then  bare,  Despoiled  is  the 
  summer  fair.  --Gower. 
 
  A  law  which  restored  to  them  an  immense  domain  of 
  which  they  had  been  despoiled.  --Macaulay. 
 
  Despoiled  of  innocence,  of  faith,  of  bliss. 
  --Milton. 
 
  Syn:  To  strip;  deprive;  rob;  bereave;  rifle. 
 
  From  WordNet  r  1.6  [wn]: 
 
  despoil 
  v  1:  steal  goods;  take  as  spoils;  "During  the  earthquake  people 
  looted  the  stores  that  were  deserted  by  their  owners" 
  [syn:  {plunder},  {loot},  {reave},  {strip},  {rifle},  {ransack}, 
  {pillage},  {foray}] 
  2:  destroy  and  strip  of  its  possession;  "The  soldiers  raped  the 
  beautiful  country"  [syn:  {rape},  {violate},  {plunder}] 




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