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despoil
American English: /dəˈspɔɪl/
British English: /dɪˈspɔɪl/

Translation of despoil in Spanish:

transitive verb

  • [literary]
    (village/city)
    saquear
    to despoil something/somebody of something
    despojar algo/a alguien de algo
    Example sentences
    • 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.

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