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Ravaging definitions

Webster's 1828 Dictionary

RAV'AGING, ppr. Plundering; pillaging; laying waste.

WordNet (r) 3.0 (2005)

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

Webster's 1913 Dictionary

Ravage 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. --Addison. His lands were daily ravaged, his cattle driven away. --Macaulay. Syn: To despoil; pillage; plunger; sack; spoil; devastate; desolate; destroy; waste; ruin.



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