ravage

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See also: ravagé

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 (harpázō, to seize).

Pronunciation[edit]

  • IPA(key): /ˈɹævɪdʒ/
  • (file)
  • Rhymes: -ævɪdʒ

Verb[edit]

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.
  4. (slang) To have vigorous sexual intercourse with.
  5. (slang) To rape.

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ravage (plural ravages)

  1. Grievous damage or havoc.
  2. Depredation or devastation.
    the ravage of a lion
    the ravages of fire or tempest
    the ravages of an army
    the ravages of time

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Dutch[edit]

Etymology[edit]

Borrowed from Middle French ravage (ravage, havoc, spoil).

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ravage f (plural ravages)

  1. havoc, damage

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French[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From ravine (rush of water).

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Noun[edit]

ravage m (plural ravages)

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

Verb[edit]

ravage

  1. inflection of ravager:
    1. first/third-person singular present indicative/subjunctive
    2. second-person singular imperative

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