[ US /ˈɹævɪdʒɪŋ/ ]
[ UK /ɹˈævɪd‍ʒɪŋ/ ]
  1. ruinously destructive and wasting
    a ravaging illness
  1. plundering with excessive damage and destruction
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How To Use ravaging In A Sentence

  • Aids is ravaging a continent beset by rising levels of malaria and tuberculosis; many health services have collapsed.
  • We are living at war: the shame and horror of being citizens of the country which, in its ruthless imperialism, is not only ravaging Southeast Asia but, with its military bases, its Polaris submarines, the machinations of its CIA, and the tentacles of its giant corporations, is everywhere the prime force of antilife and oppression -- this shame and horror cast their shadow over all we say, feel, and do. Statement For A Television Program
  • Hurricane Ike is currently "ravaging" South Texas with his "... Megite Technology News: What's Happening Right Now
  • Somewhat protected from the ravaging winds of the bay is the area known as Carmel Valley, a cleft in the hills that still gets its share of marine coolness.
  • You can help stop this kind of ravaging of people's lives and environment - put your money into your own community, instead of giving it to multinational banks which invest it in ways you would never dream of supporting. Indybay newswire
  • Thus, the ravaging of the rookeries continued for decades, decimating the once-robust seabird colony. Smithsonian
  • Not content with ravaging postmen, our canine friends, it seems, now rate runners' legs high on the menu.
  • But, as the toqui carefully avoided any rencounter, the governor contented himself with ravaging the Araucanian territories in revenge. A General History and Collection of Voyages and Travels - Volume 05 Arranged in Systematic Order: Forming a Complete History of the Origin and Progress of Navigation, Discovery, and Commerce, by Sea and Land, from the Earliest Ages to the Present Time
  • The ravaging of the Palatinate at the start of the League of Augsburg war was intended to deny the area to enemy armies, limiting the number of fronts Louis's armies had to cover.
  • Hurricane Ike was moving west-northwest near 10 mph after ravaging homes in Cuba and killing dozens of people in the Caribbean.
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