Ravage definition

răvĭj
To bring heavy destruction on; devastate.

A tornado ravaged the town.

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To pillage; sack.

Enemy soldiers ravaged the village.

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To wreak destruction.
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To ravage is to destroy something or cause severe destruction.

When you burn down and destroy a city, this is an example of a situation where you ravage the city.

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The act or practice of pillaging or destroying.

The marauders' ravage of the village.

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Destruction, damage, or harm.

The storm resulted in the ravage of the countryside.

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Destructive or harmful effects.

The ravages of disease.

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The act or practice of violently destroying; destruction.
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Ruin; devastating damage.

The ravages of time.

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To commit ravages.
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To devastate or destroy something.
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To pillage or sack something, to lay waste to something.
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(intransitive) To wreak destruction.
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Grievous damage or havoc.
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The ravage of a lion; the ravages of fire or tempest; the ravages of an army, or of time.

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To destroy violently; ruin.
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Other Word Forms

Noun

Singular:
ravage
Plural:
ravages

Origin of ravage

  • French ravager from Old French to uproot from ravir to ravish ravish

    From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition

  • From French ravage (“ravage, havoc, spoil"), from ravir (“to bear away suddenly"), from Latin rapere (“to snatch, seize"), akin to Ancient Greek ἁρπάζω (arpazō, “to seize")

    From Wiktionary