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Definition of the noun despoilment

What does despoilment mean as a name of something?

noun - plural: despoilments

  1. the act of stripping and taking by force

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Google previewReport on the Progress of the Adirondack State Land Survey to the Year 1886 with an Historical Sketch of the Work and Table of Elevations (1886)

by Verplanck Colvin

Its drowning and despoilment is the result of a mistaken policy of the State Government in granting subsidies ...

Google previewEncyclopedia of Environmental Science and Engineering, Fifth Edition, Volumes One and Two (2006)

by James R. Pfafflin, Edward N. Ziegler

In mining and drilling to recover energy resources, the environmental problems encountered include the despoilment of land, safety of the workers involved, and water pollution. The strip mining of coal and uranium is especially damaging to ...

Google previewEncyclopedia of Environmental Science and Engineering: A-L (2006)

by James R. Pfafflin, Edward N. Ziegler

In mining and drilling to recover energy resources, the environmental problems encountered include the despoilment of land, safety of the workers involved, and water pollution. The strip mining of coal and uranium is especially damaging to ...

Google previewDictionary of English Spelling (2005)

by Martin H. Manser

contemptible despiser despising despite in spite of despoil to loot despoiler despoilment despoliation despondent downcast; gloomy despondency despot ruler who exercises absolute power; tyrant despotic despotically despotism dessert ...

Google previewSchirmer's Complete Rhyming Dictionary (2010)

by Paul Zollo

denaturant denouncement deodorant department dependant dependent deployment deponent deportment depravement depressant derailment derangement descendant descendent desiccant designment despoilment despondent ...

Google previewThe Routledge Dictionary of Pronunciation for Current English (2017)

by Clive Upton, William A. Kretzschmar, Jr.

AM di'spoilor despoilment BR ...

Google previewThe Ashgate Encyclopedia of Literary and Cinematic Monsters (2016)

by Jeffrey Andrew Weinstock

infect the body, and of an anthropomorphized Mother Nature that responds to human despoilment of the environment in dramatic and deadly ways, all express a deepseated anxiety about the limitations of vision and elicit a type of freefloating ...

Google previewInternational Encyclopedia of Human Geography (2009)

A 12-Volume Set

Hence, while often identifiedas a predominantly urban phenomenon, NIMBYism is also vociferously expressedin rural environments where NIMBY protestors may make great playof the potential despoilment of the countryside.

Google previewEncyclopaedia of Australian Heavy Metal (2015)

by Brian Giffin

METICULOUS DESPOILMENT Dishington, Sam (v, g) Dowson, Sam (b) ...

Google previewEncyclopedia of Beat Literature (2009)

by Kurt Hemmer

Last of the Moccasins also addresses issues that would be further developed in Plymell's subsequent poetry and essays: the despoilment of the environment, America's karmic debt to the Native Americans, and the dehumanization of the ...

Google previewA Dictionary of Military Terms (1918)

by Edward Samuel Farrow

Devastation by violence ; violent despoilment or ruin as, the ravages of an invader. Ravelin. — A detached work having two faces meeting in a salient angle at the front and open at the rear ; usually so placed in front of a curtain of a work of ...

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Scrabble value of D2E1S1P3O1I1L1M3E1N1T1

The value of this 11-letter word is 16 points, but it's not an accepted word in the Official Scrabble Players Dictionary.

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