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Definition of raging adjective from the Oxford Advanced American Dictionary



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  1. 1(of feelings or emotions) very strong a raging appetite/thirst raging jealousy
  2. 2(of natural forces) very powerful a raging storm The stream had become a raging torrent. The building was now a raging inferno.
  3. 3(of a pain or an illness) very strong or painful a raging headache He had a raging fever all night.
  4. 4very serious and causing strong feelings His speech has provoked a raging debate.
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