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raging

adjective

Simple Definition of raging

  • : very wild and violent

  • : very great, strong, or impressive

  • : causing a lot of pain or distress

Source: Merriam-Webster's Learner's Dictionary

Full Definition of raging

  1. 1 :  causing great pain or distress

  2. 2 :  violent, wild <a raging fire>

  3. 3 :  extraordinary, tremendous <a raging success>

Examples of raging in a sentence

  1. The fire quickly turned into a raging inferno.

  2. The book was a raging success.



15th Century

First Known Use of raging

15th century

Rhymes with raging



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