plundering

plundering
noun
the act of stealing valuable things from a place
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the plundering of the Parthenon

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his plundering of the great authors

Syn: ↑pillage, ↑pillaging
Derivationally related forms: ↑pillage (for: ↑pillaging), ↑plunder
Hypernyms: ↑aggression, ↑hostility
Hyponyms:
adjective
given to taking by force what is desired
Similar to: ↑acquisitive

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