despoiled
despoiled despoiled adj. having been robbed and destroyed by force and violence.

Syn: pillaged, raped, ravaged, sacked. [WordNet 1.5]


The Collaborative International Dictionary of English. 2000.

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  • despoiled — index marred Burton s Legal Thesaurus. William C. Burton. 2006 …   Law dictionary

  • Despoiled — Despoil De*spoil , v. t. [imp. & p. p. {Despoiled}; p. pr. & vb. n. {Despoiling}.] [OF. despoiller, F. d[ e]pouiller, L. despoliare, despoliatum; de + spoliare to strip, rob, spolium spoil, booty. Cf. {Spoil}, {Despoliation}.] 1. To strip, as of… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • despoiled — un·despoiled; …   English syllables

  • despoiled — de·spoil || dɪ spɔɪl v. pillage, loot, rob …   English contemporary dictionary

  • despoiled — adjective having been robbed and destroyed by force and violence the raped countryside • Syn: ↑pillaged, ↑raped, ↑ravaged, ↑sacked • Similar to: ↑destroyed …   Useful english dictionary

  • despoiled pillaged raped ravaged sacked — destroyed destroyed adj. 1. p. p. of {destroy}. [Narrower terms: {annihilated, exterminated, wiped out(predicate)}; {blasted, desolate, desolated, devastated, ravaged, ruined, wasted}; {blighted, spoilt}; {blotted out, obliterate, obliterated};… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Despoil — De*spoil , v. t. [imp. & p. p. {Despoiled}; p. pr. & vb. n. {Despoiling}.] [OF. despoiller, F. d[ e]pouiller, L. despoliare, despoliatum; de + spoliare to strip, rob, spolium spoil, booty. Cf. {Spoil}, {Despoliation}.] 1. To strip, as of… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Despoiling — Despoil De*spoil , v. t. [imp. & p. p. {Despoiled}; p. pr. & vb. n. {Despoiling}.] [OF. despoiller, F. d[ e]pouiller, L. despoliare, despoliatum; de + spoliare to strip, rob, spolium spoil, booty. Cf. {Spoil}, {Despoliation}.] 1. To strip, as of… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Ireland — • Ireland lies in the Atlantic Ocean, west of Great Britain . . . Catholic Encyclopedia. Kevin Knight. 2006. Ireland     Ireland     † …   Catholic encyclopedia

  • 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

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