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The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48:

Despoil \De*spoil"\, v. t. [imp. & p. p. Despoiled; p. pr. & vb. n. Despoiling.] [OF. despoiller, F. d['e]pouiller, L. despoliare, despoliatum; de- + spoliare to strip, rob, spolium spoil, booty. Cf. Spoil, Despoliation.] 1. To strip, as of clothing; to divest or unclothe. [Obs.] --Chaucer. [1913 Webster] 2. To deprive for spoil; to plunder; to rob; to pillage; to strip; to divest; -- usually followed by of. [1913 Webster] The clothed earth is then bare, Despoiled is the summer fair. --Gower. [1913 Webster] A law which restored to them an immense domain of which they had been despoiled. --Macaulay. [1913 Webster] Despoiled of innocence, of faith, of bliss. --Milton. Syn: To strip; deprive; rob; bereave; rifle. [1913 Webster]