Translation of "devastate" - English-Japanese dictionary

devastate

verb uk /ˈdev·ə·steɪt/ us /ˈdev·əˌsteɪt/

to destroy or damage something very badly

(物)を荒廃させる
The hurricane devastated the city.

to make someone feel very shocked and upset

(人)を途方に暮れさせる, (気持ちを)打ちのめす
She was devastated by the death of her father.
devastating adjective /ˈdev·ə·steɪ·tɪŋ/ /ˈdev·əˌsteɪ·t̬ɪŋ/

衝撃的な
The war had a devastating effect on the country.

(Translation of “devastate” from the Cambridge English–Japanese Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)