ETYM Cf. Old Fren. espoille, Latin spolium.
1. The act of stripping and taking by force; SYN. spoliation, spoilation, despoliation, despoilment.
2. The act of spoiling; SYN. spoiling, spoilage.
3. (Usually plural) Valuables taken by violence (especially in war).
(Irregular preterit, past participle: spoiled; or p.p.: spoilt).
To become unfit for consumption or use; SYN. go bad.