To ravage is to destroy something or cause severe destruction.verb
When you burn down and destroy a city, this is an example of a situation where you ravage the city.YourDictionary definition and usage example. Copyright © 2013 by LoveToKnow Corp.
- the act or practice of violently destroying; destruction
- ruin; devastating damage: the ravages of time
Origin: Fr < OFr ravir: see ravish
- ravager noun
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verb rav·aged, rav·ag·ing, rav·ages verb, transitive
- To bring heavy destruction on; devastate: A tornado ravaged the town.
- To pillage; sack: Enemy soldiers ravaged the village.
- The act or practice of pillaging, destroying, or devastating.
- Grievous damage; havoc: the ravages of disease.
Origin: French ravager, from Old French, to uproot, from ravir, to ravish; see ravish.
- ravˈag·er noun