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English definition of “devastate”


verb [T] uk   /ˈdev.ə.steɪt/ us  

devastate verb [T] (DESTROY)

to destroy a place or thing completely or cause great damageDestroying and demolishingDamaging and spoiling

devastate verb [T] (UPSET)

to make someone feel very shocked and upsetMaking people sad, shocked and upset
(Definition of devastate from the Cambridge Advanced Learners Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)
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