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devastated

[ dev-uh-stey-tid ]
/ ˈdɛv əˌsteɪ tɪd /
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adjective
laid waste; made desolate:After the earthquake there were concerns about asbestos in the rubble of many of the devastated houses.
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.
verb
the simple past tense and past participle of devastate.
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Origin of devastated

OTHER WORDS FROM devastated

un·dev·as·tat·ed, adjective
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