Despoil

Definition of Despoil

De`spoil´
v. t.1.To strip, as of clothing; to divest or unclothe.
[imp. & p. p. Despoiled ; p. pr. & vb. n. Despoiling.]
2.To deprive for spoil; to plunder; to rob; to pillage; to strip; to divest; - usually followed by of.
The clothed earth is then bare,
Despoiled is the summer fair.
- Gower.
A law which restored to them an immense domain of which they had been despoiled.
- Macaulay.
Despoiled of innocence, of faith, of bliss.
- Milton.
n.1.Spoil.

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