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English definition of “devastation”

devastation

noun [U] (DAMAGE)    /ˌdev.əˈsteɪ.ʃən/
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
(Definition of devastation noun (DAMAGE) from the Cambridge Advanced Learner's Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)
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