Definition of ravage verb from the Oxford Advanced Learner's Dictionary

 

ravage

 verb
verb
BrE BrE//ˈrævɪdʒ//
 
; NAmE NAmE//ˈrævɪdʒ//
 
Verb Forms present simple I / you / we / they ravage
BrE BrE//ˈrævɪdʒ//
 
; NAmE NAmE//ˈrævɪdʒ//
 
he / she / it ravages
BrE BrE//ˈrævɪdʒɪz//
 
; NAmE NAmE//ˈrævɪdʒɪz//
 
past simple ravaged
BrE BrE//ˈrævɪdʒd//
 
; NAmE NAmE//ˈrævɪdʒd//
 
past participle ravaged
BrE BrE//ˈrævɪdʒd//
 
; NAmE NAmE//ˈrævɪdʒd//
 
-ing form ravaging
BrE BrE//ˈrævɪdʒɪŋ//
 
; NAmE NAmE//ˈrævɪdʒɪŋ//
 
 
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[usually passive] ravage something to damage something badly synonym devastate a country ravaged by civil war a recession that has ravaged the textile industry The countryside has been ravaged by pollution. the flood-/quake-/tornado-/war-ravaged country Word Origin early 17th cent.: from French ravager, from earlier ravage, alteration of ravine ‘rush of water’.
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