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plunder

noun [U]     /ˈplʌn.dər/ US  /-dɚ/
an occasion when goods are stolen from a place, especially violently or during a war, or these stolen goods: Residents in the villages under attack have been unable to protect their homes from plunder. The thieves hid their plunder in the woodshed.Stealing a situation in which something is taken in a way that is not morally right or is too extreme: We need to put a stop to the plunder of the rain forest.Taking things away from someone or somewhereRemoving and getting rid of things
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