Devastation definition

devəstāzhən
The definition of devastation is severe destruction or a state of severe grief or sadness.

When a hurricane leaves a city in ruins, this is an example of devastation.

When you feel extremely sad after your spouse dies, your feelings are an example of devastation.

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A devastating or being devastated; destruction; desolation.
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The act of devastating, or the state of being devastated; a laying waste.
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Waste of the goods of the deceased by an executor or administrator.
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Other Word Forms

Noun

Singular:
devastation
Plural:
devastations

Origin of devastation

  • From Middle French dévastation.

    From Wiktionary