Pronunciation: (pil'ij), [key]
—v., -laged, -lag•ing,
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.
to rob with open violence; take booty: Soldiers roamed the countryside, pillaging and killing.
1. the act of plundering, esp. in war.
2. booty or spoil.
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