HyperDic: devastation

English > 5 senses of the word devastation:
NOUNstatedevastation, desolationthe state of being decayed or destroyed
feelingdevastationthe feeling of being confounded or overwhelmed
eventdevastation, desolationan event that results in total destruction
actdevastation, ravagingplundering with excessive damage and destruction
actdevastation, destructionthe termination of something by causing so much damage to it that it cannot be repaired or no longer exists
devastation > pronunciation
Soundsdeh.vahstey'shahn
RhymesAachen ... Zukerman: 2572 rhymes with ahn...
English > devastation: 5 senses > noun 1, state
MeaningThe state of being decayed or destroyed.
Synonymdesolation
NarrowerblightA state or condition being blighted
ruin, ruinationAn irrecoverable state of devastation and destruction
Broaderdeterioration, impairmentA symptom of reduced quality or strength
Spanishdesolación, devastación
Catalandesolació, devastació
Verbsdevastatecause extensive destruction or ruin utterly
English > devastation: 5 senses > noun 2, feeling
MeaningThe feeling of being confounded or overwhelmed.
Example"her departure left him in utter devastation"
BroaderfeelingThe experiencing of affective and emotional states
Verbsdevastateoverwhelm or overpower
English > devastation: 5 senses > noun 3, event
MeaningAn event that results in total destruction.
Synonymdesolation
Broaderruin, ruinationAn event that results in destruction
Spanishdesolación, devastación
Catalandesolació, devastació
Verbsdevastatecause extensive destruction or ruin utterly
English > devastation: 5 senses > noun 4, act
Meaningplundering with excessive damage and destruction.
Synonymravaging
Broaderplundering, pillage, pillagingThe act of stealing valuable things from a place
Spanishdevastación, estrago
Catalandevastació
Verbsdevastatecause extensive destruction or ruin utterly
English > devastation: 5 senses > noun 5, act
MeaningThe termination of something by causing so much damage to it that it cannot be repaired or no longer exists.
Synonymdestruction
Narrowerannihilation, obliterationDestruction by annihilating something
decimationDestroying or killing a large / large part of the population (literally every tenth person as chosen by lot)
demolitionThe act of demolishing
disasterAn act that has disastrous consequences
extermination, liquidationThe act of exterminating
holocaustAn act of mass destruction and loss of life (especially in war or by fire)
killThe destruction of an enemy / enemy plane or ship or tank or missile
laying waste, ruin, ruining, ruination, wreckingDestruction achieved by causing something to be wrecked or ruined
neutralization, neutralisation(euphemism) the removal of a threat by killing or destroying it (especially in a covert operation or military operation)
razing, leveling, tearing down, demolishingcomplete destruction of a building
sabotageA deliberate act of destruction or disruption in which equipment is damaged
self-destructionThe act of destroying yourself
spoliation(law) the intentional destruction of a document or an alteration of it that destroys its value as evidence
vandalism, hooliganism, malicious mischiefWillful wanton and malicious destruction of the property of others
Broadertermination, ending, conclusionThe act of ending something
Spanishdestrucción, devastación
Catalandestrucció, devastació
Verbsdevastatecause extensive destruction or ruin utterly

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