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From: DICT.TW English-Chinese Dictionary 英漢字典

 rav·age /ˈrævɪʤ/

From: Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913)

 Rav·age n.  Desolation by violence; violent ruin or destruction; devastation; havoc; waste; as, the ravage of a lion; the ravages of fire or tempest; the ravages of an army, or of time.
 Would one think 't were possible for love
 To make such ravage in a noble soul?   --Addison.
 Syn: -- Despoilment; devastation; desolation; pillage; plunder; spoil; waste; ruin.

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

      n : (usually plural) a destructive action; "the ravages of
          time"; "the depradations of age and disease" [syn: depredation]
      v 1: make a pillaging or destructive raid on (a place), as in
           wartimes [syn: harry]
      2: devastate or ravage; "The enemy lay waste to the countryside
         after the invasion" [syn: lay waste to, waste, devastate,
          desolate, scourge]