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English definition of “ravage”

ravage

verb [T]  /ˈræv·ɪdʒ/ us  
to cause great damage to something or someone: Hurricane Mitch ravaged the tiny Central American country.
ravages
plural noun  /ˈræv·ɪ·dʒɪz/ us  
They survived the ravages of disease and malnutrition.
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