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expŏlĭo , īvi or ĭi, ītum, 4, v. a., smooth off, make smooth, polish.
B. Com., to polish off, i. e. to ruin: “qui amat, nequit quin nihili sit atque improbis artibus se expoliat,Plaut. Truc. 2, 7, 3.—Hence, expŏlī-tus , a, um, P. a., polished, smooth, neat, clean: “dens expolitior,Cat. 39, 20: “frumenta expolitiora,Col. 2, 20, 6: villae expolitissimae, Scipio Afric. ap. Gell. 2, 20, 6.
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