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Meaning of DEVASTATION

Pronunciation:  `devu'steyshun

 
WordNet Dictionary
 
 Definition: 
  1. [n]  termination by an act of destruction
  2. [n]  plundering with excessive damage and destruction
  3. [n]  an event that results in total destruction
  4. [n]  the feeling of being counfounded or overwhelmed; "her departure left him in utter devasation"
  5. [n]  the state of being decayed or destroyed
 

DEVASTATION is a 11 letter word that starts with D.

 

 Synonyms: desolation, desolation, destruction, ravaging
 
 See Also: annihilation, blight, conclusion, decimation, demolishing, demolition, deterioration, disaster, ending, extermination, feeling, holocaust, hooliganism, impairment, kill, laying waste, leveling, liquidation, malicious mischief, obliteration, pillage, pillaging, plundering, razing, ruin, ruin, ruin, ruination, ruination, ruination, ruining, sabotage, self-destruction, spoliation, tearing down, termination, vandalism, wrecking

 

 

Webster's 1913 Dictionary
 
 Definition: 
\Dev`as*ta"tion\, n. [Cf. F. d['e]vastation.]
1. The act of devastating, or the state of being devastated;
   a laying waste.

         Even now the devastation is begun, And half the
         business of destruction done.         --Goldsmith.

2. (Law) Waste of the goods of the deceased by an executor or
   administrator. --Blackstone.

Syn: Desolation; ravage; waste; havoc; destruction; ruin;
     overthrow.

 
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 Related Terms: bloodbath, blue ruin, breakup, carnage, confusion, consumption, damnation, decimation, depopulation, depredation, desolation, despoilment, despoliation, destruction, disintegration, disorganization, dispeoplement, disruption, dissolution, havoc, hecatomb, holocaust, loss, perdition, ravage, ruin, ruination, shambles, slaughter, spoliation, undoing, vandalism, waste, wrack, wrack and ruin, wreck
 

 

 

 

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