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ravages

noun [plural]     /ˈræv.ɪ.dʒɪz/
the ravages of disease, time, war, etc. the damage caused by disease, time, war, etc.: The ravages of the fire showed in the splintered woodwork and blistered paint.Damaging and spoilingDestroying and demolishing
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