devastate

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From Latin dēvastātus, perfect passive participle of dēvastō, from dē- (augmentative prefix) + vastō (I destroy, I lay waste to).

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devastate (third-person singular simple present devastates, present participle devastating, simple past and past participle devastated)

  1. To ruin many or all things over a large area, such as most or all buildings of a city, or cities of a region, or trees of a forest.
  2. To destroy a whole collection of related ideas, beliefs, and strongly held opinions.
  3. To break beyond recovery or repair so that the only options are abandonment or the clearing away of useless remains (if any) and starting over.

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devastate

  1. adverbial present passive participle of devastar

Italian[edit]

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devastate

  1. second-person plural present indicative of devastare
  2. second-person plural imperative of devastare
  3. Feminine plural of devastato

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Latin[edit]

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dēvastāte

  1. second-person plural present active imperative of dēvastō