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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.

ravish (verb), ravishes; ravished; ravishing
1. To take away forcefully or to seize: Ancient mythology is filled with stories of gods and godlike creatures ravishing mortals and carrying them away.
2. To force an individual into a sexual act against that person's will or desire: The police report noted that poor Celia had been ravished by a gang of unmerciful rebels.
3. To be highly emotional about something: Harriet was ravished by the view of the valley from the pinnacle of the mountain.
4. Etymology: from Middle English, "to seize, to take away by violence"; from Middle French raviss-, stem of ravir; ultimately from Latin rapere, "to seize, to rob".
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(Latin: seize, snatch, plunder; grappling hook, drag; seizure, robbery, rapine, booty; ravish)