"ravaging" in the noun sense
1. ravaging, devastation
plundering with excessive damage and destruction
"ravaging" in the verb sense
1. harry, ravage
make a pillaging or destructive raid on (a place), as in wartimes
2. lay waste to, waste, devastate, desolate, ravage, scourge
cause extensive destruction or ruin utterly
"The enemy lay waste to the countryside after the invasion"
"ravaging" in the adjective sense
ruinously destructive and wasting
"a ravaging illness"
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