Student Thesaurus

One entry found for devastate.
Entry Word: devastate
Function: verb
Text: 1 to bring destruction to (something) through violent action <the city was devastated, first by the earthquake and then by fires> -- see RAVAGE
2 to bring to a complete end the physical soundness, existence, or usefulness of <the explosion devastated an entire city block> -- see DESTROY 1
3 to subject to incapacitating emotional or mental stress <we were devastated by the awful news> -- see OVERWHELM 1