raging

adjective

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.

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First Known Use of raging

15th century


RAGING Defined for English Language Learners

raging

adjective

Definition of raging for English Language Learners

  • : very wild and violent

  • : very great, strong, or impressive

  • : causing a lot of pain or distress



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