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devastate

dev·as·tate

devastate

 
 
pronunciation:
de v steIt
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part of speech: verb
inflections: devastated, devastates, devastating
definition 1: to destroy or ruin.
An earthquake devastated the village.
synonyms:
destroy, ruin
similar words:
blight, consume, demolish, overwhelm, wreck
definition 2: to upset greatly.
The news of his death devastated our family.
similar words:
hit, upset
derivations: devastating (adj.), devastatingly (adv.)
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