1 lay waste, devastate, ruin, destroy, demolish, raze, wreck, wreak havoc (up)on, damage:
The hurricane ravaged outlying areas but did little damage in the city
2 pillage, plunder, despoil, ransack, sack, loot:
The police tried to prevent hooligans from ravaging the shops in the town centre.
3 Usually, ravages. destruction, damage, depredation(s), devastation, wrecking, ruin, demolition:
All about us we saw the ravages of war.