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tr.v. ran·sacked, ran·sack·ing, ran·sacks
1. To search through (something) thoroughly and often roughly: ransacked the drawer looking for my keys.
2. To go through (a place) stealing valuables and causing disarray; pillage: ransacked the village.

[Middle English ransaken, from Old Norse rannsaka : rann, house + *saka, to search, seek; see sāg- in Indo-European roots.]

ran′sack′er n.
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Adj.1.ransacked - 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"