Definición de despoil en inglés:

despoil

Silabificación: de·spoil
Pronunciación: /dəˈspoil
 
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verbo

[with object]
Steal or violently remove valuable or attractive possessions from; plunder: the church was despoiled of its marble wall covering
Más ejemplos en oraciones
  • Plastic and organic waste clogs rivers, despoils the environment and fouls the seas.
  • Their place in the world has been stolen; they've been despoiled of their work and their land.
  • If you despoil a whole town, if you wreck the environment for thousands of people, somebody's going to describe you as an entrepreneurial genius.
Sinónimos
plunder, pillage, rob, ravage, raid, ransack, rape, loot, sack; devastate, lay waste, ruinrob, strip, deprive, dispossess, denude, divest, relieve, clean out

Origen

Middle English: from Old French despoillier, from Latin despoliare 'rob, plunder' (from spolia 'spoil').

Derivativos

despoiler

sustantivo
Más ejemplos en oraciones
  • Radical environmentalists sidestep the question by declaring the despoilers of wilderness the ‘real terrorists.’
  • The city is being given to the despoilers, speculators, land mafia and vandals.
  • But the challenge will be to bring the urban voter in particular, along with us, so that they realise that various popular images they might have, be it of the noble farmer or be it of the farmer as an environmental despoiler are wrong.

despoilment

sustantivo
Más ejemplos en oraciones
  • It investigates zoning, despoilment, natural resources, federal, state and local policy and all manner of important issues relating to the fragile ecosystem of Hawaii, and the world.
  • How could it defend itself against further despoilment by foreigners?
  • Historically, the kind of drastic accumulation I encountered is a brand-new kind of despoilment.

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