verb (used with object), rav·aged, rav·ag·ing.
verb (used without object), rav·aged, rav·ag·ing.
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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
How to use ravage in a sentence
The ravages of disease on society intensify the headaches involved in obtaining unbiased, consistent patient data, and they amplify the fickleness and irrationality of human behaviors that the models need to mirror.The Hard Lessons of Modeling the Coronavirus Pandemic|Jordana Cepelewicz|January 28, 2021|Quanta Magazine
Dinosaur fossils can be, for lack of a better term, rather bare-bones—particularly in their delicate, easily-destroyed nether regions, which can fall prey to the ravages of scavengers, or an explosive release of postmortem gas.This fossilized butthole gives us a rare window into dinosaur sex|Ellie Shechet|January 20, 2021|Popular Science
They had shipped off to war expecting to battle Taliban fighters, build schools and protect innocent villagers from the ravages of a merciless enemy.An unusual mission in Afghanistan, and the troops who suffered to carry it out|Greg Jaffe|January 15, 2021|Washington Post
Today, after a year marked by the economic ravages of the coronavirus pandemic, the nascent industry’s total market value has exploded above $670 billion as of press time.Coinbase CEO issues a warning to investors about Bitcoin risk|rhhackettfortune|December 17, 2020|Fortune
As the ravages of the novel coronavirus forced millions of people out of work, shuttered businesses and shrank the value of retirement accounts, the Dow Jones Industrial Average plunged to a three-year low.Georgia Senate runoff: Republican Perdue boosted his wealth with well-timed stock trades|Lee Clifford|November 28, 2020|Fortune
The truth is that a horrific, incurable virus is ravaging Guinea—and at least three other countries in West Africa.
“We resemble a successful lichen, a ravaging bloom of algae, a mold enveloping a fruit,” reads the text.
Her life may have been materially rich, but it has been emotionally ravaging.
Then they headed west as far as Furness, burning and ravaging without opposition.King Robert the Bruce|A. F. Murison
Didn't you complain to my son last night of a wild boar that had been ravaging your garden?
He died in February 1598 while 82 the plague was ravaging Carlisle, and was buried in the cathedral.Bell's Cathedrals: The Cathedral Church of Carlisle|C. King Eley
Nassau replied by ravaging the country up to the walls of Arnhem, the Gueldres capital.The Age of Erasmus|P. S. Allen
Ravaging the land, they compelled the elector Maximilian to sign a truce and to withdraw his troops from the imperial army.