verb. ['ˈdɛvəˌsteɪt'] cause extensive destruction or ruin utterly.
- lay waste to
Words that Rhyme with Devastate
How do you pronounce devastate?
Pronounce devastate as ˈdɛvəˌsteɪt.
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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
verb. ['ˈdɛvəˌsteɪt'] overwhelm or overpower.