Meaning of devastating

dev•as•tat•ing

Pronunciation: (dev'u-stā"ting), [key]
— adj.
  1. tending or threatening to devastate: a devastating fire.
  2. satirical, ironic, or caustic in an effective way: a devastating portrayal of society.
Random House Unabridged Dictionary, Copyright © 1997, by Random House, Inc., on Infoplease.
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