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- adj. Serving to take away, diminish, or rob.
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- adj. Serving to take away, diminish, or rob; esp. (Med.), serving to diminish sensibly the amount of blood in the body.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- Tending to take away or diminish; specifically, in medicine, lessening the mass of the blood.
‘spoliative Sciron’; Alcidamas of ‘a toy for poetry’ and ‘the witlessness of nature’, and says