Definitions for: Devastation


[n] termination by an act of destruction
[n] plundering with excessive damage and destruction
[n] an event that results in total destruction
[n] the feeling of being counfounded or overwhelmed; "her departure left him in utter devasation"
[n] the state of being decayed or destroyed



Webster (1913) 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.

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

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