What does devastate mean?

Definitions for devastate
ˈdɛv əˌsteɪtdev·as·tate

Here are all the possible meanings and translations of the word devastate.

Princeton's WordNet

  1. lay waste to, waste, devastate, desolate, ravage, scourge(verb)

    cause extensive destruction or ruin utterly

    "The enemy lay waste to the countryside after the invasion"

  2. devastate(verb)

    overwhelm or overpower

    "He was devastated by his grief when his son died"

Wiktionary

  1. devastate(Verb)

    To ruin many or all things over a large area, such as most or all buildings of a city, or cities of a region, or trees of a forest.

  2. devastate(Verb)

    To destroy a whole collection of related ideas, beliefs, and strongly held opinions.

  3. devastate(Verb)

    To break beyond recovery or repair so that the only options are abandonment or the clearing away of useless remains (if any) and starting over.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Devastate(verb)

    to lay waste; to ravage; to desolate

Chambers 20th Century Dictionary

  1. Devastate

    dev′as-tāt, v.t. to lay waste: to plunder.—ns. Devastā′tion, act of devastating: state of being devastated: havoc; Devastā′vit, a waste of the estate of a deceased person by the executor. [L. devastāre, ātumde, inten., vastāre, to lay waste.]

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How to say devastate in sign language?

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Numerology

  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of devastate in Chaldean Numerology is: 6

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of devastate in Pythagorean Numerology is: 7

Examples of devastate in a Sentence

  1. Phil Buchanan:

    Obviously there are a lot of other diseases that devastate peoples' lives, my hope would be that they get the resources they need for research as well.

  2. Kim Blaylock:

    If the perpetrators were here right now, I would just say why? why would you want to leave your child and go hurt other people, hurt your family and devastate more people, have your full life gone? It's just very sad.

  3. Jennifer Lawrence:

    Every time I go through a breakup, it’s not like my heart isn’t broken, they just never did anything to, like, devastate me. They were just good people. Maybe that’s also the secret. I’m attracted to good people.

  4. Janet Hale:

    You may love the kids and the parents, but you need to keep a professional distance, children will come and go, things happen in families, and while you want to be there to support the family, you can’t let them devastate you.

  5. Nancy Northup:

    Not since before Roe v. Wade has a law or court decision had the potential to devastate access to reproductive health care on such a sweeping scale, once again, women across the state of Texas face the near total elimination of safe and legal options for ending a pregnancy and the denial of their constitutional rights.

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