Ravaged
Ravage Rav"age, v. t. [imp. & p. p. {Ravaged} (r[a^]v"[asl]jd); p. pr. & vb. n. {Ravaging} (r[a^]v"[asl]*j[i^]ng).] [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. [1913 Webster]

Already C[ae]sar Has ravaged more than half the globe. --Addison. [1913 Webster]

His lands were daily ravaged, his cattle driven away. --Macaulay. [1913 Webster]

Syn: To despoil; pillage; plunder; sack; spoil; devastate; desolate; destroy; waste; ruin. [1913 Webster]


The Collaborative International Dictionary of English. 2000.

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  • ravaged — [ rævıdʒd ] suffix MAINLY JOURNALISM used with some nouns to make adjectives meaning destroyed or badly damaged by something: the earthquake ravaged island a war ravaged country …   Usage of the words and phrases in modern English

  • ravaged — un·ravaged; …   English syllables

  • -ravaged — a word part indicating destruction by the circumstances specified, as bushfire ravaged landscape …   Australian English dictionary

  • ravaged — Synonyms and related words: ablative, ausgespielt, bankrupt, beset, biodegradable, blasted, blighted, blown, broken, corrosive, decomposable, decomposing, degradable, desolated, despoiled, destroyed, devastated, dilapidated, disintegrable,… …   Moby Thesaurus

  • ravaged — adj. pillaged; desolated; ruined; that has been robbed and destroyed by force and violence rav·age || rævɪdÊ’ n. destruction, ruin, devastation v. rob, plunder, pillage; destroy, ruin, demolish …   English contemporary dictionary

  • ravaged — adjective having been robbed and destroyed by force and violence the raped countryside • Syn: ↑despoiled, ↑pillaged, ↑raped, ↑sacked • Similar to: ↑destroyed …   Useful english dictionary

  • blasted desolate desolated devastated ravaged ruined wasted — destroyed destroyed adj. 1. p. p. of {destroy}. [Narrower terms: {annihilated, exterminated, wiped out(predicate)}; {blasted, desolate, desolated, devastated, ravaged, ruined, wasted}; {blighted, spoilt}; {blotted out, obliterate, obliterated};… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • despoiled pillaged raped ravaged sacked — destroyed destroyed adj. 1. p. p. of {destroy}. [Narrower terms: {annihilated, exterminated, wiped out(predicate)}; {blasted, desolate, desolated, devastated, ravaged, ruined, wasted}; {blighted, spoilt}; {blotted out, obliterate, obliterated};… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • war-ravaged — adj. War ravaged is used with these nouns: ↑country …   Collocations dictionary

  • war-ravaged — adj. destroyed by war, ruined and destroyed by force and violence of war …   English contemporary dictionary

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