ravage

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English[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From French ravage (ravage, havoc, spoil), from ravir (to bear away suddenly), from Latin rapere (to snatch, seize), akin to Ancient Greek ἁρπάζω (arpazō, to seize)

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ravage (third-person singular simple present ravages, present participle ravaging, simple past and past participle ravaged)

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

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ravage (plural ravages)

  1. Grievous damage or havoc
    • Addison
      Would one think 'twere possible for love / To make such ravage in a noble soul?
  2. Depredation or devastation
    the ravage of a lion; the ravages of fire or tempest; the ravages of an army, or of time

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Dutch[edit]

Pronunciation[edit]

Hyphenation: ra‧va‧ge

Etymology[edit]

From French ravage (ravage, havoc, spoil)

Noun[edit]

ravage f (plural ravages)

  1. havoc, damage

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French[edit]

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ravage m (plural ravages)

  1. singular form of ravages
  2. (archaic) The act of laying waste.

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ravage

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

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