In English, many things are named after a particular country – but have you ever wondered what those things are called in those countries?
1estragos masculinethe ravages of war/disease — los estragos de la guerra/enfermedad
- his face was marked by the ravages of time — el tiempo había hecho estragos en su rostro
- How about a storage system that can withstand the ravages of constant change?
- I prayed that they might be spared the ravages of Ebola epidemics.
- It's even less fair to airbrush a 60-year-old celebrity and present her as someone who's managed to avoid the ravages of time.
- Unfortunately for him, icons are not supposed to succumb to the ravages of age.
- Almost miraculously, these structures were spared the ravages of the 1906 earthquake.
- No more than a shell, it sits almost apologetically, ruined by the ravages of time.
- The granite base is intact, and has withstood the constant ravages of time.
- Back in 1992, my brother was hospitalized, his body wracked by the ravages of AIDS.
- No business is spared the ravages of these elements.
- Has the Ark, or some of it, survived the ravages of time in some form?
- And one more thing, how come that Scotland and Wales escape the worst ravages of Global warming?
- He had endured the ravages of cancer bravely and patiently till the end.
- Even the English king Edward I failed to escape the ravages of foot-and-mouth.
- The only way to escape the ravages of the plague is to find a place the zombies can't reach.
- Who, amongst us, is invulnerable to the ravages of disease?
- Every living creature, including plants, must contend with the ravages of diseases and parasites.
- When Pensacola suffered the ravages of a fire, the French again sent relief.
- Did it all just fall apart, ruined by the ravages of time and neglect?
- Hinduism has survived the ravages of thousands of years in spite of its own inherent weaknesses.
- Younger women are also not immune to the ravages of this disease.
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