Definition of ravage:
ware, batter down, seize, sack, rot, break up, desert, liquidate, help, overrun, neutralise, forsake, disorganize, pull down, loot, provoke, waste, plague, raid, emaciate, stamp out, sack, overwhelm, extinguish, raze, prostrate, havoc, run off, macerate, spoliate, neutralize, sweep away, foray, smash, abandon, annihilate, molest, dismantle, forage, desolate, trample, exterminate, harrow, harry, hassle, chevvy, pine away, rape, trample down, depopulate, strip, spoliate, harass, predation, strip, chevy, rape, lay waste to, languish, pirate, devastate, demolish, plunder, consume, blow, crush, plunder, rob, overthrow, chivvy, impair, disrupt, squander, beset, scatter, scourge, do in, wrest, maraud, give, violate, knock off, depredation, loot, shatter, flagellate, capture, gut, prey, destroy, chivy, lay in ruins.
But as if the troubles of Rome had not been sufficient, for the things which had been taken away could never return, there came an army of Saracens to ravage that island, who carried away the property of the Sicilians and the spoils of Rome to Alexandria, to the infinite shame and loss of Italy and of all Christendom.- "The Lives of the Painters, Sculptors & Architects, Volume 1 (of 8)", Giorgio Vasari.
Nor can I doubt the readiness of the Captain- General to treat with us on the terms I shall propose; for he must know that I shall always, among my native fastnesses, be strong to burn, ravage, and destroy.- "The Hour and the Man An Historical Romance", Harriet Martineau.
- "Selected Poems", William Francis Barnard.