ravages
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ravages(
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A plural noun indicates that there is more than one person, place, thing, or idea.
plural noun
1. (havoc)
a. los estragos
(m) means that a noun is masculine. Spanish nouns have a gender, which is either feminine (like la mujer or la luna) or masculine (like el hombre or el sol).
The community has suffered the ravages of poverty since all the major industries left.La comunidad ha sufrido los estragos de la pobreza desde que todas las principales industrias se fueron.
ravage
A transitive verb is a verb that requires a direct object (e.g. I bought a book.).
2. (to damage badly)
a. arrasar
The blaze ravaged acres of wilderness.El incendio arrasó acres de tierra virgen.
b. asolar
Historic floods ravaged the town.Unas inundaciones históricas asolaron la ciudad.
c. hacer estragos
That breakfast of beans, cheese, and chorizo ravaged my stomach.Ese desayuno de frijoles, queso y chorizo hizo estragos en mis tripas.
d. desfigurar
Stress induced eczema ravaged her skin.El eccema inducido por el estrés le desfiguró la piel.
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ravage
A transitive verb is a verb that requires a direct object (e.g. I bought a book.).
1. (general)
a. arrasar
the city had been ravaged by warla ciudad había sido arrasada or asolada por la guerra
his face was ravaged by illnessla enfermedad había hecho estragos en su cara
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ravage [ˈrævɪdʒ]
ravages (n) estragos (m)
the ravages of war
the ravages of time los estragos del tiempo
transitive verb
hacer estragos
the plague ravaged the town la peste hizo estragos en el pueblo; the region was ravaged by floods las inundaciones causaron estragos en la región; la región fue asolada por las inundaciones; a body ravaged by disease un cuerpo desfigurado por la enfermedad; a picture ravaged by time un cuadro muy deteriorado por el tiempo
Collins Complete Spanish Electronic Dictionary © HarperCollins Publishers 2011
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