devastate


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Synonyms for devastate

Synonyms for devastate

to destroy completely as or as if by conquering

Synonyms for devastate

cause extensive destruction or ruin utterly

overwhelm or overpower

References in classic literature ?
Then let us enact this law also for our guardians:-that they are neither to devastate the lands of Hellenes nor to burn their houses.
When mold infests a home or business, it can devastate the financial health of all connected parties: owners, developers, lenders, tenants, and insurers.
Instead, he would like to see the community diversify and explore new forestry opportunities to ensure the loss of a mill or plant down the road won't devastate the city.
As the epidemic continues to devastate families, communities and economies around the world, it is more important than ever that the public and private sectors work together to fight HIV/AIDS," said Dr.
Liakos' speculation that implementing the Kyoto Treaty will devastate quality of life.
These unadorned methods give ``Or'' an intensity that gradually builds to its tragic conclusion, which, though we see it coming, still manages to devastate.