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pillage

  

      vb  
1    to rob (a town, village, etc.) of (booty or spoils), esp. during a war  
      n  
2    the act of pillaging  
3    something obtained by pillaging; booty  
     (C14: via Old French from piller to despoil, probably from peille rag, from Latin pileus felt cap)  
  pillager      n  
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pillage

  

      vb  
1    depredate     (rare)   despoil, freeboot, loot, maraud, plunder, raid, ransack, ravage, reive     (dialect)   rifle, rob, sack, spoil     (archaic)   spoliate, strip  
      n  
2    depredation, devastation, marauding, plunder, rapine, robbery, sack, spoliation  
3    booty, loot, plunder, spoils  

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pillager, pupillage, pill, plage

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