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Definitions and Synonyms of devastate | Another word for devastate | What is devastate?

Definition 1: cause extensive destruction or ruin utterly - [verb of change]

Samples where devastate or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • The enemy lay waste to the countryside after the invasion

Synonyms for devastate in the sense of this definition

(devastate is a kind of ...) destroy completely; damage irreparably

"You have ruined my car by pouring sugar in the tank!" "The tears ruined her make-up"

(... is a kind of devastate ) reduce to ruins

"The country lay ruined after the war"

Definition 2: overwhelm or overpower - [verb of change]

Samples where devastate or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • He was devastated by his grief when his son died

(devastate is a kind of ...) overcome, as with emotions or perceptual stimuli

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