1. ravaging, devastation, plundering, pillage, pillaging

usage: plundering with excessive damage and destruction


1. harry, ravage, destroy, ruin

usage: make a pillaging or destructive raid on (a place), as in wartimes

2. lay waste to, waste, devastate, desolate, ravage, scourge, destroy, ruin

usage: cause extensive destruction or ruin utterly; "The enemy lay waste to the countryside after the invasion"


1. ravaging, destructive (vs. constructive)

usage: ruinously destructive and wasting; "a ravaging illness"

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