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Definition of despoil verb from the Oxford Advanced American Dictionary



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
See the Oxford Advanced Learner's Dictionary entry: despoil