Translation of "devastate" - English-Portuguese 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

She was devastated by the death of her father.
devastating adjective /ˈdev·ə·steɪ·tɪŋ/ /ˈdev·əˌsteɪ·t̬ɪŋ/

devastador, arrasador
The war had a devastating effect on the country.

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