verb (used with object), dev·as·tat·ed, dev·as·tat·ing.
Origin of devastate
Related formsdev·as·ta·tive, adjectivedev·as·ta·tor, nounun·dev·as·tat·ed, adjective
Examples from the Web for devastated
Their home probably will be devastated, too, but they received no demolition notice.In Jerusalem Home Demolitions, the Biblical Justice of Revenge|Creede Newton|November 25, 2014|DAILY BEAST
Of course, the South was much stronger than in the 1870s, not devastated by a war and extremely well represented in Congress.
Devastated and utterly embarrassed, I meekly raised my hand.When Gary Wright Met George Harrison: Dream Weaver, John and Yoko, and More|Gary Wright|September 29, 2014|DAILY BEAST
And the town of Moore was no longer known just for the tornado that devastated it a year ago.The Muslim Convert Behind America’s First Workplace Beheading|Michael Daly|September 27, 2014|DAILY BEAST
The African American community has been devastated by HIV, especially in the South.
Penn's studies at Lincoln's Inn were interrupted by the great plague that swept over London and devastated the city.William Penn|Rupert S. Holland
His endeavour, for instance, to put a stop to the slave raiding which devastated the Sudan provinces was wholly ineffectual.
Poland, Galicia, parts of Hungary and Russia have been devastated.Modern American Prose Selections|Various
The principal labour of the month consisted in preparing for wheat the ground that the inundation had devastated.
He destroyed the railroads, and devastated the country from which the Confederacy was drawing its supplies.The Land We Live In|Henry Mann