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v. plun·dered, plun·der·ing, plun·ders
1. To rob of goods by force, especially in time of war; pillage: plunder a village.
2. To seize wrongfully or by force; steal: plundered the supplies.
To take booty; rob.
1. The act or practice of plundering.
2. Property stolen by fraud or force; booty.
[German plündern, from Middle High German plundern, from Middle Low German plunder, household goods.]
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|Noun||1.||plundering - the act of stealing valuable things from a place; "the plundering of the Parthenon"; "his plundering of the great authors"|
banditry - the practice of plundering in gangs
despoilation, despoilment, despoliation, spoilation, spoliation, spoil - the act of stripping and taking by force
sack - the plundering of a place by an army or mob; usually involves destruction and slaughter; "the sack of Rome"
|Adj.||1.||plundering - given to taking by force what is desired|
acquisitive - eager to acquire and possess things especially material possessions or ideas; "an acquisitive mind"; "an acquisitive society in which the craving for material things seems never satisfied"