ravaging vs ravishing vs ravenous :

ravaging or ravishing or ravenous

Ravaging is the present participle of ravage which means to devastate, destroy, damage and lay waste to something.

"The storm kept ravaging during the night, it ended up capsizing the ship."

Ravishing is the present participle of ravish which means extremely beautiful and outstanding.

"The countess gave me a ravishing smile that kept on lingering in my head."

Ravenous is a colloquial word for starvation. It is a state of being extremely hungry and famished.

"As soon as her husband came back, he started consuming the dinner ravenously."

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  • n  plundering with excessive damage and destruction
  • v  make a pillaging or destructive raid on (a place), as in wartimes
  • v  cause extensive destruction or ruin utterly
  • s  ruinously destructive and wasting
    a ravaging illness

  • v  force (someone) to have sex against their will
  • v  hold spellbound
  • s  stunningly beautiful
    a ravishing blonde

  • s  extremely hungry
    a ravenous boy
  • s  devouring or craving food in great quantities
    ravenous as wolves
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  • To Syria's loyalist stronghold of Tartus, victory seems imminent
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    June 16, 2013 - Los Angeles Times

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    June 25, 2013 - SlashGear
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    The dead have risen and they are ravenous. Their hankering for the succulent flesh of the living is insatiable. They stalk the city streets and country roads in lumbering hordes devouring terrified citizenry. Want to survive? You'd best choose your company wisely. You need someone smart. Someone strong. Someone with street smarts and survival skills. Someone who won't slow you down. Click on to ...
    June 24, 2013 - Bleacher Report
  • How to feel full on a diet
    When you're trying to lose weight, it can be hard to stick to a lower-calorie menu if you're feeling ravenous the whole time.
    June 9, 2013 - Erie Times-News