Synonyms
Antonyms

1. devastate

verb. ['ˈdɛvəˌsteɪt'] cause extensive destruction or ruin utterly.

Synonyms

  • scourge
  • destroy
  • waste
  • desolate
  • ravage
  • lay waste to

Antonyms

  • underspend
  • inactivity
  • recuperate
  • conserve

Featured Games

Words that Rhyme with Devastate

  • acetate
  • agitate
  • allstate
  • amputate
  • annotate
  • cogitate
  • corestate
  • debilitate
  • decapitate
  • dictate
  • downstate
  • facilitate
  • felicitate
  • gestate
  • gravitate
  • hesitate
  • homestate
  • imitate
  • incapacitate
  • irritate

How do you pronounce devastate?

Pronounce devastate as ˈdɛvəˌsteɪt.

US - How to pronounce devastate in American English

UK - How to pronounce devastate in British English

Example sentences of the word devastate


1. Verb, base form
Plant lice multiply quickly and can devastate a garden within a couple of weeks.

Quotes containing the word devastate


1. The shelf was filled with books that were hard to read, that could devastate and remake one's soul, and that, when they were finished, had a kick like a mule.
- Mark Helprin, Winter's Tale

2. devastate

verb. ['ˈdɛvəˌsteɪt'] overwhelm or overpower.

Synonyms

  • overcome
  • overtake
  • whelm
  • overwhelm
  • overpower

Antonyms

  • make
  • success
  • enrich
  • raise
Synonym.com