Desolation by violence; violent ruin or destruction; devastation; havoc; waste; as, the ravage of a lion; the ravages of fire or tempest; the ravages of an army, or of time.
- To bring heavy destruction on; devastate: A tornado ravaged the town.
- To pillage; sack: Enemy soldiers ravaged the village.
- To wreak destruction.
- The act or practice of pillaging, destroying, or devastating.
- Grievous damage; havoc: the ravages of disease.