ravage

Part of speech: noun

Ravager.

Part of speech: verb

To lay waste; despoil.

Part of speech: noun

Violent and destructive action; ruin; desolation.

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Usage examples "ravage":

  1. For this Admiral D'Anville Had sworn by cross and crown To ravage with fire and steel Our helpless Boston Town. - "The Complete Poetical Works of Henry Wadsworth Longfellow", Henry Wadsworth Longfellow.
  2. But whiles it was so armies could come from over the sea and land, and ravage the country. - "Between You and Me", Sir Harry Lauder.
  3. In order, however, to relieve the public excitement, he sent out a body of horsemen to skirmish with the enemy, and despatched a fleet of a hundred triremes to ravage the coasts of Peloponnesus. - "Stories From Thucydides", H. L. Havell.