Definition of despoliation in English:


Line breaks: de|spoli|ation
Pronunciation: /dɪˌspəʊlɪˈeɪʃ(ə)n


[mass noun]
The action of despoiling or the condition of being despoiled; plunder: the despoliation of the resources of the natural world
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  • It lists noise pollution, environmental despoliation, training accidents that damage property and a stunting of urban and industrial development as reasons to object to their presence.
  • In the earlier films humans had been punished for their ambition, but in this later phase of worst-case dramas the planet had a more solid motivation for hitting back: our despoliation of the planet.
  • He balances his outrage with the sad reflection that there's nothing new under the sun; that exploitation and despoliation are as old as humanity itself.

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