AskDefine | Define ravage

Dictionary Definition

ravage n : (usually plural) a destructive action; "the ravages of time"; "the depradations of age and disease" [syn: depredation]

Verb

1 make a pillaging or destructive raid on (a place), as in wartimes [syn: harry]
2 devastate or ravage; "The enemy lay waste to the countryside after the invasion" [syn: lay waste to, waste, devastate, desolate, scourge]

User Contributed Dictionary

English

Verb

  1. To devastate or destroy something
  2. To pillage or sack something, to lay waste to something
  3. To wreak destruction

Translations

To devastate or destroy something
To pillage or sack something, to lay waste to something
To wreak destruction

Translations

Grievous damage or havoc
Depredation or devastation

French

Pronunciation

Noun

fr-noun m
  1. singular of ravages
  2. The act of laying waste.

Verb

ravage
  1. Form of First- and third-person singular indicative present, ravager
  2. Form of First- and third-person singular subjunctive present, ravager
  3. Form of Ordinary second-person singular imperative present, ravager

Extensive Definition

Ravage may refer to:
ravage in French: Ravage

Synonyms, Antonyms and Related Words

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