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devastation


  2  definitions  found 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Devastation  \Dev`as*ta"tion\,  n.  [Cf.  F.  d['e]vastation.] 
  1.  The  act  of  devastating,  or  the  state  of  being  devastated; 
  a  laying  waste. 
 
  Even  now  the  devastation  is  begun,  And  half  the 
  business  of  destruction  done  --Goldsmith. 
 
  2.  (Law)  Waste  of  the  goods  of  the  deceased  by  an  executor  or 
  administrator.  --Blackstone. 
 
  Syn:  Desolation;  ravage;  waste;  havoc;  destruction;  ruin; 
  overthrow. 
 
  From  WordNet  r  1.6  [wn]: 
 
  devastation 
  n  1:  the  state  of  being  decayed  or  destroyed  [syn:  {desolation}, 
  {ruin}] 
  2:  an  event  that  results  in  total  destruction  [syn:  {desolation}] 
  3:  plundering  with  excessive  damage  and  destruction  [syn:  {ravaging}] 
  4:  termination  by  an  act  of  destruction  [syn:  {destruction}] 




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