[rav-ij] /ˈræv ɪdʒ/
verb (used with object), ravaged, ravaging.
to work havoc upon; damage or mar by ravages:
a face ravaged by grief.
verb (used without object), ravaged, ravaging.
to work havoc; do ruinous damage.
havoc; ruinous damage:
the ravages of war.
devastating or destructive action.
to cause extensive damage to
(often pl) destructive action: the ravages of time
1610s, from French ravager “lay waste, devastate,” from Old French ravage “destruction,” especially by flood (14c.), from ravir “to take away hastily” (see ravish). Related: Ravaged; ravaging.
1610s, from French ravage “destruction” (see ravage (v.)). Related: Ravages.
abbreviation 1. Royal Army Veterinary Corps
[reyv] /reɪv/ verb (used without object), raved, raving. 1. to talk wildly, as in delirium. 2. to talk or write with extravagant enthusiasm: She raved about her trip to Europe. 3. (of wind, water, storms, etc.) to make a wild or furious sound; rage. verb (used with object), raved, raving. 4. to utter as if […]
noun, Nautical. 1. a hooklike tool for reaming old oakum out of seams in planking.
[rav-uh l] /ˈræv əl/ verb (used with object), raveled, raveling or (especially British) ravelled, ravelling. 1. to disentangle or the threads or fibers of (a woven or knitted fabric, rope, etc.). 2. to tangle or entangle. 3. to involve; confuse; perplex. 4. to make clear; (often followed by out). verb (used without object), raveled, raveling […]