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Overview of verb devastate

The verb devastate has 2 senses? (first 1 from tagged texts)
1. (3) lay waste to, waste, devastate, desolate, ravage, scourge

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

2. devastate

(overwhelm or overpower; "He was devastated by his grief when his son died")


Overview of adj devastating

The adj devastating has 3 senses? (first 2 from tagged texts)
1. (1) annihilating, devastating, withering

(making light of; "afire with annihilating invective"; "a devastating portrait of human folly"; "to compliments inflated I've a withering reply"- W.S.Gilbert)

2. (1) annihilative, annihilating, devastating, withering

(wreaking or capable of wreaking complete destruction; "possessing annihilative power"; "a devastating hurricane"; "the guns opened a withering fire")

3. crushing, devastating

(physically or spiritually devastating; often used in combination; "a crushing blow"; "a crushing rejection"; "bone-crushing")

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