verb (used with object), dev·as·tat·ed, dev·as·tat·ing.
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SYNONYMS FOR devastate
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OTHER WORDS FROM devastatedev·as·ta·tive, adjectivedev·as·ta·tor, nounun·dev·as·tat·ed, adjective
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Grotesque profiteering aside, life release ceremonies can devastate the eco-system.The Buddhist Business of Poaching Animals for Good Karma|Brendon Hong|December 28, 2014|DAILY BEAST
If Russian President Vladimir Putin is preparing for a new offensive, he could devastate Ukrainian forces.Thousands of Putin’s Troops Now in Ukraine, Analysts Say|Shane Harris|November 11, 2014|DAILY BEAST
A Grad is a multiple rocket launcher designed to devastate a defined but extensive area.
Kenneth recognizes the terrible truths of our existence: that gun violence will continue to devastate and degrade everyone.If Gun Violence Is A Disease, These People Might Just Be The Cure|Moral Courage|April 1, 2014|DAILY BEAST
They'd devastate priorities like education, energy, and medical research.Full Text and Video of President Obama's 2013 State of the Union Address|Justin Green|February 13, 2013|DAILY BEAST
It was this demand which opened the long struggle which was soon to devastate the country.A Student's History of England, v. 1 (of 3)|Samuel R. Gardiner.
Let her arise, not to devastate and to conquer, but to reëstablish the reign of peace and law.America First|Various
It can devastate the fields, and desolate the affections, and make cold both heart and home together!The O'Donoghue|Charles James Lever
I fully understand the recent excitement of the Australians over the rabbit scourge which threatened to devastate their land.Adopting An Abandoned Farm|Kate Sanborn
This is but a fair specimen of their conduct whenever they have been permitted to devastate the country with impunity.A Rebel War Clerk's Diary at the Confederate States Capital|John Beauchamp Jones