"ransacked" in the verb sense
1. plunder, despoil, loot, reave, strip, rifle, ransack, pillage, foray
steal goods take as spoils
"During the earthquake people looted the stores that were deserted by their owners"
2. comb, ransack
"They combed the area for the missing child"
"ransacked" in the adjective sense
1. looted, pillaged, plundered, ransacked
wrongfully emptied or stripped of anything of value
"the robbers left the looted train"
"people returned to the plundered village"
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