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Meaning of RAVAGE

Pronunciation:  'ravij

WordNet Dictionary
  1. [n]  (usually plural) a destructive action; "the ravages of time"; "the depradations of age and disease"
  2. [v]  devastate or ravage; "The enemy lay waste to the countryside after the invasion"
  3. [v]  make a pillaging or destructive raid on (a place), as in wartimes

RAVAGE is a 6 letter word that starts with R.


 Synonyms: depredation, desolate, devastate, harry, lay waste to, waste
 See Also: demolition, destroy, destruction, ruin



Webster's 1913 Dictionary
  1. \Rav"age\ (?; 48), n. [F., fr. (assumed) L. rapagium,
    rapaticum, fr. rapere to carry off by force, to ravish. See
    {Rapacious}, {Ravish}.]
    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
       Would one think 't were possible for love To make such
       ravage in a noble soul?                     --Addison.
    Syn: Despoilment; devastation; desolation; pillage; plunder;
         spoil; waste; ruin.
  2. \Rav"age\, v. t. [imp. & p. p. {Ravaged}; p. pr. & vb. n.
    {Ravaging}.] [F. ravager. See {Ravage}, n.]
    To lay waste by force; to desolate by violence; to commit
    havoc or devastation upon; to spoil; to plunder; to consume.
          Already C[ae]sar Has ravaged more than half the globe.
          His lands were daily ravaged, his cattle driven away.
    Syn: To despoil; pillage; plunger; sack; spoil; devastate;
         desolate; destroy; waste; ruin.