Spoliating
Spoliate Spo"li*ate (sp[=o]"l[i^]*[=a]t), v. t. & i. [imp. & p. p. {Spoliated} (-[=a]`t[e^]d); p. pr. & vb. n. {Spoliating} (-[=a]`t[i^]ng).] [L. spoliatus, p. p. of spoliare to spoil. See {Spoil}, v. t.] To plunder; to pillage; to despoil; to rob. [1913 Webster]

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  • Spoliate — Spo li*ate (sp[=o] l[i^]*[=a]t), v. t. & i. [imp. & p. p. {Spoliated} ( [=a] t[e^]d); p. pr. & vb. n. {Spoliating} ( [=a] t[i^]ng).] [L. spoliatus, p. p. of spoliare to spoil. See {Spoil}, v. t.] To plunder; to pillage; to despoil; to rob. [1913… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Spoliated — Spoliate Spo li*ate (sp[=o] l[i^]*[=a]t), v. t. & i. [imp. & p. p. {Spoliated} ( [=a] t[e^]d); p. pr. & vb. n. {Spoliating} ( [=a] t[i^]ng).] [L. spoliatus, p. p. of spoliare to spoil. See {Spoil}, v. t.] To plunder; to pillage; to despoil; to… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

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  • spoliate — spoliator, n. /spoh lee ayt /, v.t., v.i., spoliated, spoliating. to plunder, rob, or ruin. [1715 25; < L spoliatus, ptp. of spoliare to spoil. See SPOIL, ATE1] * * * …   Universalium

  • ravage — ravage, devastate, waste, sack, pillage, despoil, spoliate are comparable when they mean to lay waste or bare by acts of violence (as plundering or destroying). Ravage implies violent, severe, and often cumulative destruction accomplished… …   New Dictionary of Synonyms

  • spoliate — [c]/ˈspoʊlieɪt/ (say spohleeayt) verb (spoliated, spoliating) –verb (t) 1. to despoil; plunder. –verb (i) 2. to engage in spoliation …   Australian English dictionary

  • spoliate — [spō′lē āt΄] vt. spoliated, spoliating [back form. < SPOLIATION] to rob, plunder, or despoil …   English World dictionary

  • spoliation — [spō΄lē ā′shən] n. [ME spoliacioun < L spoliatio: see SPOIL] 1. a spoliating or being spoliated; robbery; plundering 2. the act of spoiling or damaging 3. Law the destruction or alteration of a document by an unauthorized person …   English World dictionary

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