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1. Valuables pillaged in time of war; spoils.
2. Stolen goods or money.
3. Informal Things of value, such as gifts, received.
4. Slang Money.
v. loot·ed, loot·ing, loots
1. To take goods from (a place) by force or without right, especially in time of war or lawlessness; plunder: The rebels looted the city. Rioters looted the downtown stores.
2. To take by force or without right; steal: broke into the tomb and looted the grave goods.
To take goods by force or through lawless behavior.

[Hindi lūṭ, from Sanskrit loptram, lotram, plunder; see reup- in Indo-European roots.]

loot′er n.
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stolen during war or rioting
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Adj.1.looted - wrongfully emptied or stripped of anything of value; "the robbers left the looted train"; "people returned to the plundered village"
empty - holding or containing nothing; "an empty glass"; "an empty room"; "full of empty seats"; "empty hours"
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Special Assistant to Prime Minister on Accountability Shahzad Akbar has said legal process is underway to bring back looted money from abroad and agreements have been signed with different countries for this purpose.
TAXILA -- Robbers looted two houses of cash and other valuables in Taxila and Wah.
Sanghar -- Armed robbers looted four shops and injured night watchman upon resistance here Saturday-Sunday night.
A dumb man namely Abdul Khaliq alias Sanata, resident of Mazdoorabad recorded a protest demonstration along with his family members for the recovery of the valuables looted from his home on Thursday.
Suspects in a statement to police confessed that at first they looted people in Multan and later they had started their job in Lahore in 2008.
ARIFWALA -- Police here on Wednesday arrested a leader of dacoit gang including its three members involved in heinous crimes, recovered looted cash and illegal arms from their possession.
Upon resistance, the culprits strangled 60-year-old Samia Bibi and made off with looted cash and other valuables.
Addressing on the occasion, the protesting woman said that the armed men including Sajid Brohi, Imran and others attacked her home and looted valuables from the home.
TAXILA -- Robbers looted cash, gold ornaments, vehicles and other valuables in different parts of Wah.
RAWALPINDI -- Five unknown dacoits Friday looted Rs 1.8 million and mobile phones from Basali Post Office in the jurisdiction of Rawat Police Station in broad daylight.
HYDERABAD -- The CIA Police Hyderabad have arrested four robbers and recovered the looted cash and other belongings from their possession during a raid here on Tuesday.
The residents of Drib Mehar Shah recorded a protest demonstration for the recovery of valuables looted from them on Saturday.