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Definition of despoil verb from the Oxford Advanced American Dictionary

 

despoil

 verb
verb
NAmE//dɪˈspɔɪl//
 
despoil something (of something) (literary)Verb Forms present simple I / you / we / they despoil
 
he / she / it despoils
 
past simple despoiled
 
-ing form despoiling
 
 
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to steal something valuable from a place; to make a place less attractive by damaging or destroying it synonym plunder
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