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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