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English definition of “devastating”

devastating

adjective
 
 
/ˈdevəsteɪtɪŋ/
SHOCKING making someone very shocked and upset: Despite the devastating news, no one is giving up hope.Making people sad, shocked and upsetHaving a powerful effectStrong feelingsVery and extreme
DESTROYING causing a lot of damage or destruction: The fire has had a devastating effect on the local wildlife.Destroying and demolishingDamaging and spoilingHaving a powerful effectStrong feelingsVery and extreme
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