|Origin:||plündern, from Middle High German plunder 'things used in the home, clothes'|
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.
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]