Translation of "devastate" - English-Korean 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

엄청난 충격을 주다
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–Korean Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)