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dev·as·tate / ˈdevəˌstāt/ • v. [tr.] destroy or ruin (something): the city was devastated by a huge earthquake | bad weather has devastated the tourist industry. ∎  cause (someone) severe and overwhelming shock or grief: she was devastated by the loss of Damian. DERIVATIVES: dev·as·ta·tion / ˌdevəˈstāshən/ n. dev·as·ta·tor / -ˌstātər/ n.

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devastate XVII (rare before XIX). f. pp. stem of L. dēvāstāre, f. DE- 3 + vāstāre lay waste, f. vāstus WASTE; see -ATE 3.
So devastation XV.

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