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RAGING

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 Dictionary entry overview: What does raging mean? 

RAGING (adjective)
  The adjective RAGING has 3 senses:

1. characterized by violent and forceful activity or movement; very intense
2. very severe
3. (of the elements) as if showing violent anger

  Familiarity information: RAGING used as an adjective is uncommon.


 Dictionary entry details 


RAGING (adjective)


Sense 1raging [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

Characterized by violent and forceful activity or movement; very intense

Synonyms:

raging; hot

Context examples:

the fighting became hot and heavy / a hot engagement / a raging battle / the river became a raging torrent

Similar:

violent (acting with or marked by or resulting from great force or energy or emotional intensity)


Sense 2raging [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

Very severe

Context examples:

a raging thirst / a raging toothache

Similar:

intense (in an extreme degree)


Sense 3raging [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

(of the elements) as if showing violent anger

Synonyms:

angry; tempestuous; furious; raging; wild

Context examples:

angry clouds on the horizon / furious winds / the raging sea

Similar:

stormy ((especially of weather) affected or characterized by storms or commotion)


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