HyperDic: devastate

English > 2 senses of the word devastate:
VERBchangedevastate, lay waste to, waste, desolate, ravage, scourgecause extensive destruction or ruin utterly
changedevastateoverwhelm or overpower
devastate > pronunciation
Soundsdeh'vahstey.t
Rhymesabate ... welterweight: 559 rhymes with eyt...
English > devastate: 2 senses > verb 1, change
MeaningCause extensive destruction or ruin utterly.
PatternSomebody ----s something; Something ----s something
Synonymslay waste to, waste, desolate, ravage, scourge
NarrowerruinReduce to ruins
Broaderdestroy, ruinDestroy completely
Spanisharrasar, asolar, desgastar, desolar, destrozar, destruir, devastar, gastar
Catalanarrasar, assolar, desgastar, destrossar, devastar, gastar
Nounsdevastationthe termination of something by causing so much damage to it that it cannot be repaired or no longer exists
devastationplundering with excessive damage and destruction
devastationan event that results in total destruction
devastationthe state of being decayed or destroyed
English > devastate: 2 senses > verb 2, change
Meaningoverwhelm or overpower.
PatternSomething ----s somebody
ModelThe bad news will devastate him
Example"He was devastated by his grief when his son died"
Broaderoverwhelm, overpower, sweep over, whelm, overcome, overtakeOvercome, as with emotions or perceptual stimuli
Spanishanonadar, arrasar, destrozar, devastar
Catalanarrasar, deixar aclaparat, desfer, devastar
Nounsdevastationthe feeling of being confounded or overwhelmed

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