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  2  definitions  found 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
  Spoil  \Spoil\,  v.  t.  [imp.  &  p.  p.  {Spoiled}or  {Spoilt};  p.  pr 
  &  vb  n.  {Spoiling}.]  [F.  spolier,  OF  espoilelier  fr  L. 
  spoliare,  fr  spolium  spoil.  Cf  {Despoil},  {Spoliation}.] 
  1.  To  plunder;  to  strip  by  violence;  to  pillage;  to  rob;  -- 
  with  of  before  the  name  of  the  thing  taken  as  to  spoil 
  one  of  his  goods  or  possession.  ``Ye  shall  spoil  the 
  Egyptians.''  --Ex.  iii.  22. 
  My  sons  their  old  unhappy  sire  despise,  Spoiled  of 
  his  kingdom,  and  deprived  of  eues.  --Pope. 
  2.  To  seize  by  violence;;  to  take  by  force;  to  plunder. 
  No  man  can  enter  into  a  strong  man's  house,  and 
  spoil  his  goods,  except  he  will  first  bind  the 
  strong  man.  --Mark  iii. 
  3.  To  cause  to  decay  and  perish;  to  corrput;  to  vitiate;  to 
  Spiritual  pride  spoils  many  graces.  --Jer.  Taylor. 
  4.  To  render  useless  by  injury;  to  injure  fatally;  to  ruin; 
  to  destroy;  as  to  spoil  paper;  to  have  the  crops  spoiled 
  by  insects;  to  spoil  the  eyes  by  reading. 
  From  WordNet  r  1.6  [wn]: 
  adj  1:  treated  with  excessive  indulgence;  "pampered  from  earliest 
  childhood,  he  believed  the  world  had  been  invented  for 
  his  entertainment"  [syn:  {coddled},  {pampered}] 
  2:  having  the  character  or  disposition  harmed  by  pampering  or 
  oversolicitous  attention;  "a  spoiled  child"  [syn:  {spoilt}] 
  3:  (of  foodstuffs)  not  in  an  edible  or  usable  condition;  "bad 
  meat";  "a  refrigerator  full  of  spoilt  food"  [syn:  {bad},  {spoilt}] 

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