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Verb: despoil  di'spoyl
  1. Steal goods; take as spoils
    "During the earthquake people despoiled the stores that were deserted by their owners";
    - plunder, loot, reave [archaic], strip, rifle, ransack, pillage, foray
  2. Destroy and strip of its possession
    - rape, spoil, violate, plunder

Derived forms: despoils, despoiling, despoiled

Type of: destroy, ruin, take

Encyclopedia: Despoil