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v. rav·aged, rav·ag·ing, rav·ages
1. To bring heavy destruction on; devastate: A tornado ravaged the town.
2. To pillage; sack: Enemy soldiers ravaged the village.
To wreak destruction.
1. The act or practice of pillaging or destroying: the marauders' ravage of the village.
a. Destruction, damage, or harm: The storm resulted in the ravage of the countryside.
b. ravages Destructive or harmful effects: the ravages of disease.

[French ravager, from Old French, to uproot, from ravir, to ravish; see ravish.]

rav′ag·er n.


that has suffered extensive damage
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Adj.1.ravaged - having been robbed and destroyed by force and violence; "the raped countryside"
destroyed - spoiled or ruined or demolished; "war left many cities destroyed"; "Alzheimer's is responsible for her destroyed mind"
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He has been unhappy, he has been ravaged," she said.
He has plundered our seas, ravaged our Coasts, burnt our towns, and destroyed the lives of our people.
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She was already old, with a ravaged countenance and a physique curiously hard and stiff.
After these came all the other captains who till now have directed the arms of Italy; and the end of all their valour has been, that she has been overrun by Charles, robbed by Louis, ravaged by Ferdinand, and insulted by the Switzers.
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