Devastate - definition, pronunciation, transcription

Amer.  |ˈdevəsteɪt|  American pronunciation of the word devastate
Brit.  |ˈdɛvəsteɪt|  British pronunciation of the word devastate

verb

- cause extensive destruction or ruin utterly (syn: desolate, ravage, scourge, waste)
- overwhelm or overpower

He was devastated by his grief when his son died

Examples

The flood devastated the town.

The disease has devastated the area's oak tree population.

The hurricane left the island completely devastated.

Rob was devastated by the news of her death.

The city centre was devastated by the bomb.

He was devastated by his grief when his son died

Word forms

verb
I/you/we/they: devastate
he/she/it: devastates
present participle: devastating
past tense: devastated
past participle: devastated
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