verb (used with object), rav·aged, rav·ag·ing.
verb (used without object), rav·aged, rav·ag·ing.
SYNONYMS FOR ravage
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Origin of ravage
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OTHER WORDS FROM ravagerav·age·ment, nounrav·ag·er, nounun·rav·aged, adjective
WORDS THAT MAY BE CONFUSED WITH ravageravage , ravish
Example sentences from the Web for ravage
The unemployed have a right to be anxious about the ravages on their families exacted by their unemployment.Ebola, ISIS, the Border: So Much to Fear, So Little Time!|Gene Robinson|November 2, 2014|DAILY BEAST
Here he is describing the state of the body when it is hauled ashore: “Its humanity had been lost to the ravages of nature.”
It was simply a reaction to the ravages of war and an expression of fear that this conflict might never end.
We have gone a long way towards mitigating the ravages of nature.
A surge of hormones floods their body and ravages the heart.‘Zoobiquity’: What Animals Can Teach Us About Our Health|Carl Zimmer|June 17, 2012|DAILY BEAST
An eruption of mount tna, which extended its ravages four leagues around, and buried several persons alive.
The plague at Smyrna committed great ravages; about 300 died daily for some time.
The Swiss take precaution to protect themselves from their ravages as other folk do to procure immunity from floods.Outlines of the Earth's History|Nathaniel Southgate Shaler
Who would be secure from the unrestrained ravages of every base passion that finds its home in the human heart?Gospel Philosophy|J. H. Ward
"What a mercy it is that the ravages of war so far have left it almost untouched," answered Lawrence.The Courier of the Ozarks|Byron A. Dunn