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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.
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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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References in classic literature ?
"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.
From the time when the Berserkers ravaged all the coasts of western Europe and lay drunk in every conquered port it has been the same way: everywhere the nations that drink too much are observed to fight rather well and not too righteously.
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.
Summary: New Delhi [India], Sep 3 (ANI): Congress MP from Wayanad, Rahul Gandhi has written a letter to Kerala Chief Minister Pinarayi Vijayan appealing him to reconstruct Kaippinikadavu bridge in Malappuram district which was ravaged by floods.
Some 2,000 people have been evacuated on one of Spain's Canary Islands due to a wildfire that has ravaged more than 1,235 acres (500 hectares) since it broke out less than 24 hours ago.
He further appealed for more of such interventions in areas ravaged by the farmers/herders clashes where the instability has prevented the people from engaging in farming activities.
The fires ravaged over 70 hectares, and were put out thanks to the intervention of military units through air assets and civil engineering equipment.
Swansea, like many cities across Europe, was decimated by a conflict that ravaged an entire continent and killed millions, only two decades after the Great War had done the same.
Some residents of Moshupa and Ranaka were left homeless after thunderstorms ravaged their houses and caused damages to other property recently.
As of Sunday, the toll from the torrential rains and the subsequent floods that has ravaged Kerala since August 9 stood at 370.