Synonyms of devastate


1. lay waste to, waste, devastate, desolate, ravage, scourge, destroy, ruin

usage: cause extensive destruction or ruin utterly; "The enemy lay waste to the countryside after the invasion"

2. devastate, overwhelm, overpower, sweep over, whelm, overcome, overtake

usage: overwhelm or overpower; "He was devastated by his grief when his son died"

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Definition and meaning of devastate (Dictionary)