Translation of "devastate" - English-Japanese dictionary


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

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 adjective /ˈdev·ə·steɪ·tɪŋ/ /ˈdev·əˌsteɪ·t̬ɪŋ/

The war had a devastating effect on the country.

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