devastation Meaning in the Cambridge English Dictionary

Meaning of “devastation” in the English Dictionary

"devastation" in British English

See all translations

devastationnoun [U]

uk   us   /ˌdev.əˈsteɪ.ʃən/

devastation noun [U] (DAMAGE)

damage and ​destruction: If ​disease is ​allowed to ​spread, it will ​causewidespread devastation. The ​stormleft behind it a trail of devastation.

devastation noun [U] (STRONG FEELING)

feeling very ​shocked or ​upset: She had a ​look of ​utter devastation on her ​face.
(Definition of devastation from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)
Translations of “devastation”
in Chinese (Simplified) 损害, 毁灭性的,破坏性极大的…
in Chinese (Traditional) 損害, 毀滅性的,破壞性極大的…
What is the pronunciation of devastation?
Add Cambridge dictionaries to your browser to your website
Word of the Day


stylish and fashionable

Word of the Day

Out of Africa
Out of Africa
by Colin McIntosh,
October 01, 2015
A recent discovery off the coast of the island of Taiwan, made by local fishermen, is causing scientists to re-examine their ideas about early humans. The skull of a male human, now nicknamed Penghu Man, was found to differ significantly from the skulls of the Homo Erectus species previously known in the

Read More 

dolla noun
dolla noun
September 28, 2015
slang money Can I have some dolla?

Read More