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  3  definitions  found 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Raging  \Ra"ging\, 
  a.  &  n.  from  {Rage},  v.  i.  --  {Ra"*ging*ly},  adv 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Rage  \Rage\,  v.  i.  [imp.  &  p.  p.  {Raged};  p.  pr  &  vb  n. 
  {Raging}.]  [OF.  ragier.  See  {Rage},  n.] 
  1.  To  be  furious  with  anger;  to  be  exasperated  to  fury;  to  be 
  violently  agitated  with  passion.  ``Whereat  he  inly 
  raged.''  --Milton. 
 
  When  one  so  great  begins  to  rage,  he  a  hunted  Even 
  to  falling.  --Shak. 
 
  2.  To  be  violent  and  tumultuous;  to  be  violently  driven  or 
  agitated;  to  act  or  move  furiously;  as  the  raging  sea  or 
  winds. 
 
  Why  do  the  heathen  rage  ?  --Ps.  ii  1. 
 
  The  madding  wheels  Of  brazen  chariots  raged;  dire 
  was  the  noise.  --Milton. 
 
  3.  To  ravage;  to  prevail  without  restraint,  or  with 
  destruction  or  fatal  effect;  as  the  plague  raged  in 
  Cairo. 
 
  4.  To  toy  or  act  wantonly;  to  sport.  [Obs.]  --Chaucer. 
 
  Syn:  To  storm;  fret;  chafe;  fume. 
 
  From  WordNet  r  1.6  [wn]: 
 
  raging 
  adj  1:  characterized  by  violent  and  forceful  activity  or  movement; 
  very  intense;  "the  fighting  became  hot  and  heavy";  "a 
  hot  engagement";  "a  raging  battle";  "the  river  became 
  a  raging  torrent"  [syn:  {hot}] 
  2:  very  severe;  "a  raging  thirst";  "a  raging  toothache" 
  3:  (of  the  elements)  as  if  showing  violent  anger;  "angry  clouds 
  on  the  horizon";  "furious  winds";  "the  raging  sea"  [syn:  {angry}, 
  {furious},  {tempestuous},  {wild}] 




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