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Pronunciation: [ɹˈavɪd͡ʒɪŋ] (IPA)

Ravaging is a verb that denotes destruction or ruin caused by something. There are many synonyms for the word ravage, including devastate, destroy, wreck, pillage, vandalize, desolate, and ravish. Each of these synonyms convey a similar meaning of destruction or damage. Devastate is a common synonym which implies a thorough and complete destruction. Wreck suggests a physical demolition or ruin of something. Pillage means to plunder and loot, often associated with wars or invasions. Vandalize means to damage or destroy property intentionally. Desolate and ravish suggest more of a barren or abandoned state rather than complete destruction. Any of these synonyms can be used to describe the effects of ravaging on something.

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What are the opposite words for ravaging?

Ravaging refers to an act of causing extensive damage or destruction. The antonyms for the word ravaging include preserving, conserving, protecting, guarding, and securing. Preserving refers to the act of retaining or maintaining something in its original state. Conserving means the process of protecting something from loss or harm. Protecting entails shielding or safeguarding something from potential harm or damage. Guarding means keeping watch over something or someone to prevent any harm. Securing means making something safe or putting it under protection. Thus, these antonyms suggest a state of safeguarding, protection, and preservation that is contrary to the destruction or damage caused by ravaging.

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Usage examples for Ravaging

The excitement within him was like a ravaging disease.
"The Way of Ambition"
Robert Hichens
He found the Halys in flood-it must have been in late spring-and having made much ado of crossing it, spent the summer in ravaging with his cavalry the old homeland of the Hatti.
"The Ancient East"
D. G. Hogarth
Now when George and Albert grew up they heard that a Seven-Headed Dragon was ravaging the neighbouring kingdom, and that the king had promised his daughter's hand to anyone that would free the land from this scourge.
"Europa's Fairy Book"
Joseph Jacobs

Famous quotes with Ravaging

  • It was Twelfth Night, and the Saxons, who in these days of torment refreshed and fortified themselves by celebrating the feasts of the Church, were off their guard, engaged in pious exercises, or perhaps even drunk. Down swept the ravaging foe. The whole army of Wessex, sole guarantee of England south of the Thames, was dashed into confusion. Many were killed.
    Winston Churchill
  • Virtually, Finnish woods are stripped so bare, so sold out and first and foremost, so long way off from genuine diverse natural forest, that the resources of language will not permit excessive words. Finnish forest economy has been compared to the ravaging of rain forests. Nevertheless, the noteworthy difference is that there is a half or two thirds left from rain forests, but from Finnish forests there is left - excluding arctic Lapland - 0,6 per cent.
    Pentti Linkola
  • There was constant talk about hewing things and ravaging things and splitting things asunder. Lots of big talk of things being mighty, and of things being riven, and of things being in thrall to other things, but very little attention given, as I now realise, to the laundry.
    Douglas Adams
  • The greater the man, the more subject he is to the ravaging effects of the negative side of this reality.
    Morton Kelsey
  • 'Tis surprising to see how rapidly a panic will sometimes run through a country. All nations and ages have been subject to them. Britain has trembled like an ague at the report of a French fleet of flat-bottomed boats; and in the fourteenth [sic (actually the fifteenth)] century the whole English army, after ravaging the kingdom of France, was driven back like men petrified with fear; and this brave exploit was performed by a few broken forces collected and headed by a woman, Joan of Arc. Would that heaven might inspire some Jersey maid to spirit up her countrymen, and save her fair fellow sufferers from ravage and ravishment! Yet panics, in some cases, have their uses; they produce as much good as hurt. Their duration is always short; the mind soon grows through them, and acquires a firmer habit than before. But their peculiar advantage is, that they are the touchstones of sincerity and hypocrisy, and bring things and men to light, which might otherwise have lain forever undiscovered. In fact, they have the same effect on secret traitors, which an imaginary apparition would have upon a private murderer. They sift out the hidden thoughts of man, and hold them up in public to the world. Many a disguised Tory has lately shown his head, that shall penitentially solemnize with curses the day on which Howe arrived upon the Delaware.
    Thomas Paine

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