Translation of "devastate" - English-Japanese dictionary


verb uk /ˈdev·ə·steɪt/

to destroy or damage something very badly

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 /ˈdev·ə·steɪ·tɪŋ/ adjective

The war had a devastating effect on the country.

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