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  1. marked or furrowed with ravines.
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Origin of ravined

First recorded in 1850–55; ravine + -ed3


verb (used with or without object), noun
  1. raven2.
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Examples from the Web for ravined

Historical Examples of ravined

  • Benjamin's portion above his brethren has ravined as a wolf.

    Memoir of the Life of John Quincy Adams.

    Josiah Quincy

  • Below Yetheuil a torn and ravined promontory presses close to the sudden bend of the river.

  • There hung Briareus with deep-indented trunk and ravined brows, stretching all his hands up to unattainable blue summits.

British Dictionary definitions for ravined


  1. an archaic spelling of raven 2
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