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- 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.
- To destroy a whole collection of related ideas, beliefs, and strongly held opinions.
- 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.
- devastated (adjective)
to ruin many or all things over a large area
- devastate in Webster’s Revised Unabridged Dictionary, G. & C. Merriam, 1913.
- devastate in The Century Dictionary, The Century Co., New York, 1911
- devastate at OneLook Dictionary Search
- adverbial present passive participle of devastar
- inflection of :
- feminine plural of