Spoliative
Spoliative Spo"li*a*tive (sp[=o]"l[i^]*[asl]*t[i^]v), a. [Cf. F. spoliatif.] Serving to take away, diminish, or rob; esp. (Med.), serving to diminish sensibly the amount of blood in the body; as, spoliative bloodletting. [1913 Webster]

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  • spoliative — (spo li a ti v ) adj. f. Terme de médecine, usité seulement dans cette locution : saignée spoliative, saignée qu on ne pratique que pour diminuer la masse du sang, par opposition à la saignée dite dérivative. ÉTYMOLOGIE    Lat. spoliare,… …   Dictionnaire de la Langue Française d'Émile Littré

  • spoliative — spōˈliātive adjective Serving to take away or diminish • • • Main Entry: ↑spoliate …   Useful english dictionary

  • Spoliatory — Spo li*a*to*ry (sp[=o] l[i^]*[.a]*t[ o]*r[y^]), a. Tending to spoil; destructive; spoliative. [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • spoliation — noun a) The act of plundering or spoiling; robbery; deprivation; despoliation. b) Robbery or plunder in times of war; especially, the authorized act or practice of plundering neutrals at sea. See Also: despoil, despolation, spoil, spoliate,… …   Wiktionary

  • spoliation — [ spɔljasjɔ̃ ] n. f. • 1425; lat. spoliatio ♦ Didact. Action de spolier; son résultat. « Les acquéreurs se feraient [...] complices de la spoliation » (Romains). ● spoliation nom féminin (latin spoliatio) Littéraire. Action de déposséder par… …   Encyclopédie Universelle

  • spoliation — /spoʊliˈeɪʃən/ (say spohlee ayshuhn) noun the act of spoiling, plundering, or despoiling. {Middle English spoliacio(u)n, from Latin spoliātio} –spoliative /ˈspoʊliətɪv/ (say spohleeuhtiv), adjective –spoliator /ˈspoʊlieɪtə/ (say spohleeaytuh),… …   Australian English dictionary

  • thieving — / thievish [adj] criminal crooked, cunning, dishonest, fraudulent, furtive, kleptomaniacal*, larcenous, light fingered*, pilfering, piratic*, plunderous, predatory, rapacious, secretive, sly, spoliative, stealthy, stickyfingered*; concept 401 Ant …   New thesaurus

  • thievish — thieving / thievish [adj] criminal crooked, cunning, dishonest, fraudulent, furtive, kleptomaniacal*, larcenous, light fingered*, pilfering, piratic*, plunderous, predatory, rapacious, secretive, sly, spoliative, stealthy, stickyfingered*;… …   New thesaurus

  • spoliation —   n. pillage.    ♦ spoliative, a. robbing; diminishing.    ♦ spoliator, n. robber.    ♦ spoliatory, a …   Dictionary of difficult words

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