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Definition of "devastation" []

  • To lay waste or make desolate; ravage; destroy (verb)
  • To confound or overwhelm, as with grief or shock (verb)
  • The act of devastating, or the state of being devastated; a laying waste. (noun)

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  • Waste of the goods of the deceased by an executor or administrator. (noun)

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Use "devastation" in a sentence
  • "I can only believe that with so many people reading these boards who really love Mexico, they must not really understand how terrible the devastation is here, or there would have been a huge response."
  • "Rescue crews initially refused to go to El Rosario because of the extreme danger of mud and rock slides; several of the surrounding mountains have huge cracks and more devastation is expected."
  • "The devastation from the January 2010 earthquake was so great that they knew something had to be done."