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Date: 1600-1700
Language: German
Origin: plündern, from Middle High German plunder 'things used in the home, clothes'

plunder

1 verb
     
plun‧der1 written
1 [intransitive and transitive] to steal large amounts of money or property from somewhere, especially while fighting in a war:
The rich provinces of Asia Minor were plundered by the invaders.
2 [transitive] to use up all or most of the supplies of something in a careless way:
Unlicensed fishermen have plundered tuna stocks.
the egotism of man as he plunders our planet
plunderer noun [countable]

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