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devastated, past participle; devastates, 3rd person singular present; devastating, present participle; devastated, past tense;
  1. Destroy or ruin (something)
    • - the city was devastated by a huge earthquake
    • - bad weather has devastated the tourist industry
  2. Cause (someone) severe and overwhelming shock or grief
    • - she was devastated by the loss of Damian

  1. lay waste to: cause extensive destruction or ruin utterly; "The enemy lay waste to the countryside after the invasion"
  2. overwhelm or overpower; "He was devastated by his grief when his son died"
  3. 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 ...
  4. to cause a lot of destruction or pain; to destroy
  5. (v) quruturģa, tüb etеrgе