Pillage Pil"lage, v. i. [imp. & p. p. {Pillaged}; p. pr. & vb. n. {Pillaging}.] To strip of money or goods by open violence; to plunder; to spoil; to lay waste; as, to pillage the camp of an enemy. [1913 Webster]

Mummius . . . took, pillaged, and burnt their city. --Arbuthnot. [1913 Webster]

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