Definition of expolio
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1.
LNS
expoliō, expolīre, expolīvī, expolītus
-, -, expoliī, -
ex, polio
verb (4th conjugation)
  1. to smooth off, make smooth, polish
  2. to polish, finish, accomplish, embellish, improve, refine, elaborate
  3. to polish off, to ruin
Abbreviations
expolio, īvi or ii, ītum, 4, v. a., to smooth off, make smooth, polish. Lit.: hac (i. e. herinacei) cute expoliuntur vestes, Plin. 8, 37, 56, § 135: libellus arida pumice expolitus, Cat. 1, 2: aedes expolitae, Plaut. Most. 1, 2, 18: expolitus paries, Vitr. 7, 9; cf. under P. a.: signum, Quint. 2, 19, 3: scabritias unguium, Plin. 24, 4, 6, § 12.

—Pass. in mid. force: numquam concessavimus poliri, expoliri, pingi, Plaut. Poen. 1, 2, 11.

— Trop., to polish, finish, accomplish, embellish, improve, refine, elaborate: parentes (liberos) expoliunt, docent litteras, Plaut. Most. 1, 2, 45; cf.: Dionem Plato doctrinis omnibus expolivit, Cic. de Or. 3, 34, 139: vir omni vita atque victu excultus atque expolitus, id. Brut. 25, 95: illi te expoliendum limandumque permittas, Plin. Ep. 1, 10: Graeca doctrina expolitus, Gell. 15, 11, 3: nox te expolivit hominemque reddidit, Cic. de Or. 2, 10, 40: nihil omnibus ex partibus perfectum natura expolivit, id. Inv. 2, 1, 3: inventum, Auct. Her. 2, 18, 27: eandem rem eodem modo dicere ... id obtundere auditorem est, non rem expolire, id. 4, 42, 54: partiones, Cic. Inv. 1, 41, 76: orationem, Quint. 8, 3, 42: consilium, Plaut. Poen. 1, 1, 60: opus, id. Mil. 4, 4, 38.

— 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, expolī-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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