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From: Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913)

 Spoil v. t. [imp. & p. p. Spoiled or Spoilt p. pr. & vb. n. Spoiling.]
 1. To plunder; to strip by violence; to pillage; to rob; -- with of before the name of the thing taken; as, to spoil one of his goods or possessions. “Ye shall spoil the Egyptians.”
 My sons their old, unhappy sire despise,
 Spoiled of his kingdom, and deprived of eyes.   --Pope.
 2. To seize by violence; to take by force; to plunder.
    No man can enter into a strong man's house, and spoil his goods, except he will first bind the strong man.   --Mark iii. 27.
 3. To cause to decay and perish; to corrupt; to vitiate; to mar.
    Spiritual pride spoils many graces.   --Jer. Taylor.
 4. To render useless by injury; to injure fatally; to ruin; to destroy; as, to spoil paper; to have the crops spoiled by insects; to spoil the eyes by reading.

From: WordNet (r) 2.0

      n 1: the process of becoming spoiled [syn: spoilage]
      2: the act of spoiling something by causing damage to it; "her
         spoiling my dress was deliberate" [syn: spoil, spoilage]