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devastation

dev·as·ta·tion

devastation

 
pronunciation:
de v steI shn
features:
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part of speech: noun
definition: the act or an instance of destroying or ruining, or the destruction or ruin thus caused.
synonyms:
destruction, havoc, ravages, ruin, waste
similar words:
blight, demolition, depredation, holocaust, rack, rape, ruination, wreck
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derivation: devastative (adj.)
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