Definition for devastating (2 of 2)
verb (used with object), dev·as·tat·ed, dev·as·tat·ing.
Origin of devastate
Examples from the Web for devastating
On the other hand, if you think about it, those basic industrial effects can be the most devastating.
The premise was simple: satire is devastating against tyrants.The Sony Hack and America’s Craven Capitulation To Terror|David Keyes|December 19, 2014|DAILY BEAST
Gopal, a journalist who covered the war, gives a devastating account of how the conflict was astoundingly mishandled.
The event was a devastating one for Sierra Leone, deemed a “super-spreader” by The New York Times.Jail Threats for Sierra Leone Ebola Victims’ Families|Abby Haglage|December 10, 2014|DAILY BEAST
He said the failure to develop a coherent immigration policy would have a devastating impact.
Only they go now as a civilizing as well as a devastating influence.
Texas, resenting the instability of Creole government, separated from the Mexican States after a devastating war.Mexico|Charles Reginald Enock
She smiled in a way that showed she didn't disapprove of my persistence, but loosed a salvo of devastating negatives.Lighter Than You Think|Nelson Bond
Now and then the tragedy of Bertha gripped him by the throat and shook him with its devastating loneliness.Port O' Gold|Louis John Stellman
He began by attacking and devastating Musri, which lay close to the territory of Milid.
British Dictionary definitions for devastating (1 of 2)
British Dictionary definitions for devastating (2 of 2)
Word Origin for devastate
Word Origin and History for devastating (1 of 2)
1630s, present participle adjective from devastate. Trivial use by 1889.