Examples of despoil in a Sentence
The landscape has been despoiled by industrial development.
the burglars despoiled the art museum in search of treasures they thought they could sell to a fence
Recent Examples of despoil from the Web
Also in 2015, Royal Oak officials complained bitterly that DTE Energy foresters were despoiling their city’s sylvan heritage, a leafy legacy enshrined in the town's very name.
Some wicked person handcoded an amazingly teensy 900-byte Black Ice specific worm that burrows through a flaw in Black Ice and whacks PCs hard enough to ruin them and despoil their contents.
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Synonym Discussion of despoil
DESPOIL Defined for English Language Learners
Definition of despoil for English Language Learners
: to severely damage or ruin (a place)
: to forcefully take what is valuable from (a place)
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