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 for despoliation
From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 :

  despoliation \de*spo`li*a"tion\, n. [L. despoliatio. See
     Despoil.]
     A stripping or plundering; spoliation. --Bailey.
     [1913 Webster]

From WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006) :

  despoliation
      n 1: the act of stripping and taking by force [syn: spoil,
           spoliation, spoilation, despoilation, despoilment,
           despoliation]

From Moby Thesaurus II by Grady Ward, 1.0 :

  88 Moby Thesaurus words for "despoliation":
     abomination, atrocity, bad, banditry, bane, befoulment, blight,
     bloodbath, blue ruin, breakup, brigandage, brigandism, carnage,
     consumption, corruption, crying evil, damage, damnation,
     decimation, defilement, depredation, desolation, despoiling,
     despoilment, destruction, detriment, devastation, direption,
     disintegration, disorganization, disruption, dissolution, evil,
     foraging, foray, freebooting, grievance, harm, havoc, hecatomb,
     holocaust, hurt, ill, infection, injury, looting, marauding,
     mischief, outrage, perdition, pillage, pillaging, plunder,
     plundering, poison, pollution, raid, raiding, ransacking, rape,
     rapine, ravage, ravagement, ravaging, ravishment, razzia, reiving,
     rifling, ruin, ruination, sack, sacking, shambles, slaughter,
     spoiling, spoliation, the worst, toxin, undoing, vandalism, venom,
     vexation, waste, woe, wrack, wrack and ruin, wreck, wrong
  
  

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