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From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 :
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 clothing; to divest or unclothe. [Obs.]
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.
Syn: To strip; deprive; rob; bereave; rifle.
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