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despoil

Synonyms of despoil in English:

verb

literary
  • 1 a Cornish village that was despoiled by invaders
    devastate, lay waste, wreak havoc on, vandalize, destroy, ruin, wreck, raze, level, annihilate, gut
    rare depredate
    archaic reave
  • 2 the robbers despoiled him of all he had
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