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despoil

de·spoil

despoil

 
pronunciation:
dih spoIl
part of speech: transitive verb
inflections: despoiled, despoiling, despoils
definition: to forcefully take belongings or goods from; plunder.
The invaders despoiled the countryside.
synonyms:
loot, pillage, plunder, sack
similar words:
forage, maraud, ransack, rifle, rob, steal, thieve
derivations: despoiler (n.), despoilment (n.)