Associations to the word «Ravage»


RAVAGE, verb. (transitive) To devastate or destroy something.
RAVAGE, verb. (transitive) To pillage or sack something, to lay waste to something.
RAVAGE, verb. (intransitive) To wreak destruction.
RAVAGE, noun. Grievous damage or havoc.
RAVAGE, noun. Depredation or devastation

Dictionary definition

RAVAGE, noun. (usually plural) a destructive action; "the ravages of time"; "the depredations of age and disease".
RAVAGE, verb. Make a pillaging or destructive raid on (a place), as in wartimes.
RAVAGE, verb. Cause extensive destruction or ruin utterly; "The enemy lay waste to the countryside after the invasion".

Wise words

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