Meaning of ravage

rav•age

Pronunciation: (rav'ij), [key]
— v., n. -aged, -ag•ing,
—v.t.
  1. to work havoc upon; damage or mar by ravages: a face ravaged by grief.
—v.i.
  1. to work havoc; do ruinous damage.
—n.
  1. havoc; ruinous damage: the ravages of war.
  2. devastating or destructive action.
Random House Unabridged Dictionary, Copyright © 1997, by Random House, Inc., on Infoplease.
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