despoilment despoilment


  • (n) the act of stripping and taking by force


  1. As he began to scratch at the bush-meat trade, to troll the markets, to visit the logging camps, he started to wonder if he was contributing to the continent's despoilment.
  2. Environmentalists see the discounts as a guarantee of despoilment and Clinton's act as political cowardice.
  3. The land is kept from subdividers; it is also saved from typical state park despoilment.
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untenable untenable
/ən ˈtɛ nə bəl /