plundering

plundering
Synonyms and related words:
banditry, brigandage, brigandism, depredation, despoiling, despoilment, despoliation, direption, foraging, foray, freebooting, looting, marauding, pillage, pillaging, plunder, plunderous, predacious, predatory, raid, raiding, ransacking, rape, rapine, ravage, ravagement, ravaging, ravishment, razzia, reiving, rifling, sack, sacking, spoiling, spoliation, spoliatory

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