[ dev-uh-stey-tid ]
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  1. laid waste; made desolate:After the earthquake there were concerns about asbestos in the rubble of many of the devastated houses.

  2. overwhelmed or shocked, especially by profound loss, disappointment, humiliation, etc.:I’m grateful that no one I knew personally died in the hurricane, but my heart goes out to all those devastated families.

  1. the simple past tense and past participle of devastate.

Origin of devastated


Other words from devastated

  • un·dev·as·tat·ed, adjective

Words Nearby devastated Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2023

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