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 for ransacked
From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 :

  Ransack \Ran"sack\ (r[a^]n"s[a^]k), v. t. [imp. & p. p.
     Ransacked (-s[a^]kt); p. pr. & vb. n. Ransacking.] [OE.
     ransaken, Icel. rannsaka to explore, examine; rann a house
     (akin to Goth. razn house, AS. r[ae]sn plank, beam) + the
     root of s[ae]kja to seek, akin to E. seek. See Seek, and
     cf. Rest repose.]
     1. To search thoroughly; to search every place or part of;
        as, to ransack a house.
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              To ransack every corner of their . . . hearts.
                                                    --South.
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     2. To plunder; to pillage completely.
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              Their vow is made
              To ransack Troy.                      --Shak.
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     3. To violate; to ravish; to defiour. [Obs.]
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              Rich spoil of ransacked chastity.     --Spenser.
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From WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006) :

  ransacked
      adj 1: wrongfully emptied or stripped of anything of value; "the
             robbers left the looted train"; "people returned to the
             plundered village" [syn: looted, pillaged,
             plundered, ransacked]

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