noun see ravage II

New Collegiate Dictionary. 2001.

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  • ravagement — (ra va je man) s. m. Action de ravager. HISTORIQUE    XVIe s. •   De mesme effroi les moines quitterent l abbaye, de laquelle les ministres empescherent le ravagement, D AUB. Hist. I, 68 …   Dictionnaire de la Langue Française d'Émile Littré

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  • ravage — ravagement, n. ravager, n. /rav ij/, v., ravaged, ravaging, n. v.t. 1. to work havoc upon; damage or mar by ravages: a face ravaged by grief. v.i. 2. to work havoc; do ruinous damage. n. 3. havoc; ruinous damage: the ravages of war. 4.… …   Universalium

  • ravage — I. noun Etymology: French, from Middle French, from ravir to ravish more at ravish Date: circa 1611 1. an act or practice of ravaging 2. damage resulting from ravaging ; violently destructive effect < the ravages of time > II. verb …   New Collegiate Dictionary

  • defilement — I noun abomination, adulteration, besmirching, blackening, contamination, corruption, corruption of purity, debasement, debauchment, deflowering, degradation, demoralization, denigration, depravation, desecration, despoilment, devastation,… …   Law dictionary

  • banditry — Synonyms and related words: armed robbery, asportation, assault and robbery, bank robbery, brigandage, brigandism, cattle lifting, cattle stealing, depredation, despoiling, despoilment, despoliation, direption, extortion, foraging, foray,… …   Moby Thesaurus

  • depredation — Synonyms and related words: banditry, bloodbath, blue ruin, breakup, brigandage, brigandism, carnage, consumption, damnation, decimation, desolation, despoiling, despoilment, despoliation, destruction, devastation, direption, disintegration,… …   Moby Thesaurus

  • desolation — Synonyms and related words: Arabia Deserta, Death Valley, Sahara, abandonment, aching heart, agonizingness, agony, agony of mind, anguish, bale, barren, barren land, barrenness, barrens, bitterness, bleeding heart, bloodbath, blue ruin, breakup,… …   Moby Thesaurus

  • despoliation — Synonyms and related words: abomination, atrocity, bad, banditry, bane, befoulment, blight, bloodbath, blue ruin, breakup, brigandage, brigandism, carnage, consumption, corruption, crying evil, damage, damnation, decimation, defilement,… …   Moby Thesaurus

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