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English definition of “devastation”

devastation

noun [U] uk   /ˌdev.əˈsteɪ.ʃən/ us  

devastation noun [U] (DAMAGE)

damage and destruction: If disease is allowed to spread, it will cause widespread devastation. The storm left behind it a trail of devastation.Destroying and demolishingDamaging and spoilingSadness and regret

devastation noun [U] (STRONG FEELING)

feeling very shocked or upset: She had a look of utter devastation on her face.Destroying and demolishingDamaging and spoilingSadness and regret
(Definition of devastation from the Cambridge Advanced Learners Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)
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