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ravage

From Longman Dictionary of Contemporary Englishravagerav‧age /ˈrævɪdʒ/ verb [transitive]  DESTROYto damage something very badly a country ravaged by civil war His health was gradually ravaged by drink and drugs. Grammar Ravage is usually passive.→ See Verb table
Examples from the Corpus
ravageA year ago John Holman was near death, an opportunistic infection ravaging his intestines.Worcester was burnt, and the shire ravaged, but few people killed: they had fled in all directions.In 1954 he completed the restoration of the chapel, which was ravaged by death-watch beetle.He died alone, his body ravaged by self- abuse.It was thus doomed to fail-but not before it had ravaged every society it touched.The Civil War had brought an end to that; few could now afford to leave their ravaged homes.A ragged tear ravaged the painted face that looked back at her.Nick made a start at restoring the ravaged wreck, but sadly died before much was done.
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Verb table
ravage
Simple Form
Present
I, you, we, theyravage
he, she, itravages
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Past
I, you, he, she, it, we, theyravaged
Present perfect
I, you, we, theyhave ravaged
he, she, ithas ravaged
Past perfect
I, you, he, she, it, we, theyhad ravaged
Future
I, you, he, she, it, we, theywill ravage
Future perfect
I, you, he, she, it, we, theywill have ravaged
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