the ravages of

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: destruction or damage caused by (something) the ravages of war/disease sometimes used figurativelyHer face showed the ravages of time.

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“The ravages of.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/the%20ravages%20of. Accessed 2 Dec. 2020.

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