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But tens of thousands of other claimants came from countries that are not ravaged by war. The Sun (2016)We watch as her brilliant mind is betrayed by a body ravaged by disease and aggressive treatment. Times, Sunday Times (2016)They will reduce our country to the status of the ravaged countries they have fled. The Sun (2015)To protect against the ravages of time. Take Care of Your Skin (1990)Only the ravages of injury can have altered that. Times, Sunday Times (2009)Then we suffered the ravages of war and the credit crisis. Times, Sunday Times (2015)Then all the ravages of time appear. Times, Sunday Times (2008)She finally began to recover from the ravages of the war. DOVES OF WAR: Four Women of Spain (2002)His body is ravaged from heavy drinking and illness. Christianity Today (2000)Paintings too are vulnerable to the ravages of time. The Times Literary Supplement (2013)Her tiny body was ravaged by a stomach bug and her heart failed. The Sun (2008)Or will the ravages of time be the biggest winner now? Times, Sunday Times (2010)But her body has been ravaged and is now succumbing completely. The Sun (2009)Is it standing up to the ravages of time? The Sun (2012)Some are refugees from the ethnic violence that ravaged the country after disputed elections at the end of last year. Times, Sunday Times (2008)In the next two years, competing warlords ravaged the country. Times, Sunday Times (2012)In a country ravaged by the drugs trade, cartel gangs control the area. The Sun (2016)England must fancy their chances of clinching the series as India are ravaged by injury and lousy form. The Sun (2011)A collapse in global oil prices and a consequent slump in local production have ravaged the Alaskan economy. Times, Sunday Times (2015)Civil war has ravaged the region since independence in 2011 and left 1.2 million homeless. The Sun (2014)As the tide of the war turned, the German people increasingly suffered the ravages of war. The Collins History of the World in the 20th Century (1994)Dire positions often brought the best out of him, before injury ravaged the closing years of his Test career. Times, Sunday Times (2009)The destruction raised the spectre of a return to the civil war which ravaged the north African country in the 1990s. Times, Sunday Times (2007)Poor posture, arthritis, spinal damage and the ravages of time are commonly blamed for the initial onset of the problem. Times, Sunday Times (2013)
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Translations for 'ravage'
British English: ravage VERB
A town, country, or economy that has been ravaged is one that has been damaged so much that it is almost completely destroyed.
The country has been ravaged by civil war.
Definition of ravage from the Collins English Dictionary
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