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Synonyms for devastate
ˈdɛv əˌsteɪtdev·as·tate

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. lay waste to, waste, devastate, desolate, ravage, scourgeverb

    cause extensive destruction or ruin utterly

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

    Synonyms:
    waste, harry, scourge, emaciate, flagellate, abandon, blow, forsake, run off, desert, neutralise, pine away, neutralize, desolate, consume, macerate, ware, depopulate, languish, liquidate, squander, ravage, do in, rot, knock off, lay waste to

  2. devastateverb

    overwhelm or overpower

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

    Synonyms:
    ravage, scourge, lay waste to, waste, desolate

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Dictionary of English Synonymes

  1. devastateverb

    Synonyms:
    ravage, pillage, plunder, sack, spoil, despoil, destroy, desolate, strip, lay waste

Synonyms, Antonyms & Associated Words

  1. devastateverb

    Synonyms:
    desolate, sack, despoil, ravage, plunder

PPDB, the paraphrase database

  1. List of paraphrases for "devastate":

    devastates, ravage, invades, sweep, destroy, sweeps, invade

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#35321scourge
#36359desolate
#39656neutralize
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#80961squander
#85205languish
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#175231devastates
#208976flagellate
#327541depopulate

How to use devastate in a sentence?

  1. 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.

  2. 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.

  3. 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.

  4. John McCain:

    If we're going to have a lower (defense) number than the president of the United States is proposing, we have no credibility on saying that we are committed to defending this nation -- not when every service chief, every witness before our committee says it will devastate ... our ability to defend the nation, you can't do that and claim that you care about national defense.

  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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