Pillaged



[pil-ij] /ˈpɪl ɪdʒ/

verb (used with object), pillaged, pillaging.
1.
to strip ruthlessly of money or goods by open violence, as in war; plunder:
The barbarians pillaged every conquered city.
2.
to take as booty.
verb (used without object), pillaged, pillaging.
3.
to rob with open violence; take booty:
Soldiers roamed the countryside, pillaging and killing.
noun
4.
the act of plundering, especially in war.
5.
booty or spoil.
/ˈpɪlɪdʒ/
verb
1.
to rob (a town, village, etc) of (booty or spoils), esp during a war
noun
2.
the act of pillaging
3.
something obtained by pillaging; booty
n.

late 14c., “act of plundering” (especially in war), from Old French pilage (14c.) “plunder,” from pillier “to plunder, loot, ill-treat,” possibly from Vulgar Latin *piliare “to plunder,” probably from a figurative use of Latin pilare “to strip of hair,” perhaps also meaning “to skin” (cf. figurative extension of verbs pluck, fleece), from pilus “a hair” (see pile (n.3)).
v.

“plunder, despoil,” 1590s, from pillage (n.). Related: Pillaged; pillaging. The earlier verb in English was simply pill (late Old English), which probably is from Latin pilare.

verb

To eat voraciously or steal food: pillaged the office fridge when no one was looking

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