Ravage

Definition of Ravage

Rav´age   Pronunciation: răv´ãjd
n.1.Desolation by violence; violent ruin or destruction; devastation; havoc; waste; as, the ravage of a lion; the ravages of fire or tempest; the ravages of an army, or of time.
Would one think 't were possible for love
To make such ravage in a noble soul?
- Addison.
v. t.1.To lay waste by force; to desolate by violence; to commit havoc or devastation upon; to spoil; to plunder; to consume.
[imp. & p. p. Ravaged (răv"ãjd); p. pr. & vb. n. Ravaging (răv"ã*jĭng).]
Already Cæsar
Has ravaged more than half the globe.
- Addison.
His lands were daily ravaged, his cattle driven away.
- Macaulay.

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