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devastate


  2  definitions  found 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Devastate  \Dev"as*tate\  (?;  277),  v.  t.  [imp.  &  p.  p. 
  {Devastated};  p.  pr  &  vb  n.  {Devastating}.]  [L.  devastatus 
  p.  p.  of  devastare  to  devastate;  de  +  vastare  to  lay  waste, 
  vastus  waste.  See  {Vast}.] 
  To  lay  waste;  to  ravage;  to  desolate. 
 
  Whole  countries  .  .  .  were  devastated.  --Macaulay. 
 
  Syn:  To  waste;  ravage;  desolate;  destroy;  demolish;  plunder; 
  pillage. 
 
  From  WordNet  r  1.6  [wn]: 
 
  devastate 
  v  1:  devastate  or  ravage;  "The  enemy  lay  waste  to  the  countryside 
  after  the  invasion"  [syn:  {lay  waste  to},  {waste},  {desolate}, 
  {ravage}] 
  2:  overwhelm  or  overpower;  "He  was  devastated  by  his  grief  when 
  his  son  died" 




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