spo·​li·​ate ˈspō-lē-ˌāt How to pronounce spoliate (audio)
spoliated; spoliating
spoliator noun

Word History


Latin spoliatus, past participle of spoliare

First Known Use

circa 1727, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of spoliate was circa 1727

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“Spoliate.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/spoliate. Accessed 23 Feb. 2024.

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