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noun as in depredation

noun as in vandalism


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The ravages of disease on society intensify the headaches involved in obtaining unbiased, consistent patient data, and they amplify the fickleness and irrationality of human behaviors that the models need to mirror.

Dinosaur fossils can be, for lack of a better term, rather bare-bones—particularly in their delicate, easily-destroyed nether regions, which can fall prey to the ravages of scavengers, or an explosive release of postmortem gas.

They had shipped off to war expecting to battle Taliban fighters, build schools and protect innocent villagers from the ravages of a merciless enemy.

Today, after a year marked by the economic ravages of the coronavirus pandemic, the nascent industry’s total market value has exploded above $670 billion as of press time.

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As the ravages of the novel coronavirus forced millions of people out of work, shuttered businesses and shrank the value of retirement accounts, the Dow Jones Industrial Average plunged to a three-year low.

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The truth is that a horrific, incurable virus is ravaging Guinea—and at least three other countries in West Africa.

“We resemble a successful lichen, a ravaging bloom of algae, a mold enveloping a fruit,” reads the text.

Her life may have been materially rich, but it has been emotionally ravaging.

Then they headed west as far as Furness, burning and ravaging without opposition.

Didn't you complain to my son last night of a wild boar that had been ravaging your garden?

He died in February 1598 while 82 the plague was ravaging Carlisle, and was buried in the cathedral.

Nassau replied by ravaging the country up to the walls of Arnhem, the Gueldres capital.

Ravaging the land, they compelled the elector Maximilian to sign a truce and to withdraw his troops from the imperial army.

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On this page you'll find 239 synonyms, antonyms, and words related to ravaging, such as: greedy, marauding, rapacious, voracious, bloodthirsty, and carnivorous.

From Roget's 21st Century Thesaurus, Third Edition Copyright © 2013 by the Philip Lief Group.