Bedeutung von “devastate” im Essential American English Dictionary

devastate

verb us /ˈdev·əˌsteɪt/

to destroy or damage something very badly:

The hurricane devastated the city.

to make someone feel very shocked and upset:

She was devastated by the death of her father.
devastating adjective

The war has had a devastating effect on the country.

(Definition von “devastate” aus dem Webster's Essential Mini Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)