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From: Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913)

 Rav·age, v. t. [imp. & p. p. Ravaged p. pr. & vb. n. Ravaging ]  To lay waste by force; to desolate by violence; to commit havoc or devastation upon; to spoil; to plunder; to consume.
 Already Caesar
 Has ravaged more than half the globe.   --Addison.
    His lands were daily ravaged, his cattle driven away.   --Macaulay.
 Syn: -- To despoil; pillage; plunder; sack; spoil; devastate; desolate; destroy; waste; ruin.

From: WordNet (r) 2.0

      adj : ruinously destructive and wasting; "a ravaging illness"
      n : plundering with excessive damage and destruction [syn: devastation]