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Wordnet 3.0

NOUN (1)

1. plundering with excessive damage and destruction;
[syn: ravaging, devastation]


1. ruinously destructive and wasting;
- Example: "a ravaging illness"

The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48:

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 Caesar 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]
WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006):

ravaging adj 1: ruinously destructive and wasting; "a ravaging illness" n 1: plundering with excessive damage and destruction [syn: ravaging, devastation]