devastated, past participle; devastates, 3rd person singular present; devastating, present participle; devastated, past tense;
Destroy or ruin (something)
the city was devastated by a huge earthquake
bad weather has devastated the tourist industry
Cause (someone) severe and overwhelming shock or grief
she was devastated by the loss of Damian
lay waste to: cause extensive destruction or ruin utterly; "The enemy lay waste to the countryside after the invasion"
overwhelm or overpower; "He was devastated by his grief when his son died"
To ruin many or all things over a large area, such as most or all buildings of a city, or cities of a region, or trees of a forest; To destroy a whole collection of related ideas, beliefs, and strongly held opinions; To break beyond recovery or repair so that the only options are abandonment or ...