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Even in this deeply conservative corner of rural America, fear of environmental despoliation and a sense of being exploited is propelling many to denounce Nestlé’s demand for more.
But what is so civilized about mass slaughter, torture and planetary despoliation in the name of anything or anybody?
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Origin and Etymology of despoliation
Late Latin despoliation-, despoliatio, from despoliare
First Known Use: circa 1657See Words from the same year
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