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ravage (verb), ravages; ravaged; ravaging
1. To bring heavy destruction on; to devastate: A tornado ravaged the town causing severe demolition to the buildings and houses.
2. To pillage; to sack: The enemy soldiers ravaged the village, looting and plundering along the way.
3. The act or practice of pillaging, destroying, or devastating: The rioters got out of control and started ravaging the stores in the shopping center. 
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ravage, ravish
ravage (RAV ij) (verb)
1. To cause violent damage or destruction: Scott was afraid that the severe winds would ravage the countryside.
2. To pillage, to sack; to cause massive wreckage: The revolutionaries marched across the city planning to ravage the palace of the king.
ravish (RAV ish) (verb)
1. To delight, to enrapture, to enchant: Karin was told that the beauty of the valley would ravish her soul.
2. To take away or to seize with violence: The police investigated an accusation by the woman that the man tried to ravish (rape) her.

The destruction by the sudden storm seemed to ravage an entire city block; so, Sherrie was afraid to go downtown to survey the damage for fear it would emotionally ravish her.

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(Latin: booty, plunder, pillage, ravage)