to cause extensive damage toThe soldiers had ravaged the village.
The building was completely destroyed.
Roads have been destroyed and crops ruined.
A fire devastated large parts of the castle.
Vandals wrecked the garden.
Something like that really shatters your confidence.
The church had been gutted by vandals.
It is important not to let mistakes spoil your life.
Gangs began breaking windows and looting shops.
The building is being demolished to make way for a motorway.
They plundered and burned the town.
A great famine desolated the country.
Imperial troops sacked the French ambassador's residence in Rome.
Demonstrators ransacked and burned the house where he was staying.
Soldiers went on a rampage, pillaging stores and shooting.
Dozens of villages have been razed.
wreak havoc on,
the modern day industry which has despoiled the town
leave in ruins
the damaging effectsthe ravages of a cold, wet climate
There have been many reports of minor damage to buildings.
the extensive destruction caused by the rioters
A huge bomb blast brought devastation to the centre of the city.
The army left a trail of desolation in its wake.
It is the ruin of society.
Rioters caused havoc in the centre of the town.
a guerrilla group infamous for plunder
There were no signs of violence or pillage.
depredation, , ,
Crops can be decimated by the unchecked depredations of deer.
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in the sense of demolish
to tear down or break up (buildings)The building is being demolished to make way for a motorway.
in the sense of depredation
plunderingCrops can be decimated by the unchecked depredations of deer.
Video: pronunciation of 'ravage'
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Life on the edge
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