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From: DICT.TW English-Chinese Dictionary 英漢字典

 de·spoil /dɪˈspɔɪ(ə)l/

From: Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913)

 De·spoil v. t. [imp. & p. p. Despoiled p. pr. & vb. n. Despoiling.]
 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.   --Milton.
 Syn: -- To strip; deprive; rob; bereave; rifle.

From: Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913)

 de·spoil, n. Spoil. [Obs.]

From: WordNet (r) 2.0

      v 1: steal goods; take as spoils; "During the earthquake people
           looted the stores that were deserted by their owners"
           [syn: plunder, loot, reave, strip, rifle, ransack,
            pillage, foray]
      2: destroy and strip of its possession; "The soldiers raped the
         beautiful country" [syn: rape, spoil, violate, plunder]