Ravage - definition, pronunciation, transcription

Amer.  |ˈrævɪdʒ|  American pronunciation of the word ravage
Brit.  |ˈravɪdʒ|  British pronunciation of the word ravage
- (usually plural) a destructive action (syn: depredation)
the ravages of time


- make a pillaging or destructive raid on (a place), as in wartimes (syn: harry)
- cause extensive destruction or ruin utterly (syn: desolate, devastate, scourge, waste)


...Hurricane Andrew ravaged Louisiana and Florida in 1992, causing $19 billion in damage....

That sweet face so sadly ravaged by grief and despair.

His health was gradually ravaged by drink and drugs.

a country ravaged by civil war

Word forms

I/you/we/they: ravage
he/she/it: ravages
present participle: ravaging
past tense: ravaged
past participle: ravaged
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