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to destroy completely as or as if by conquering

Synonyms for devastate

cause extensive destruction or ruin utterly

overwhelm or overpower

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Quoting The Onion's spoof report, the Chinese newspaper wrote, "With his devastatingly handsome, round face, his boyish charm, and his strong, sturdy frame, this Pyongyang-bred heartthrob is every woman's dream come true.
They are, variously, devastatingly moving, tenderly funny, subtle without being in any way inaccessible, and utterly fresh.
Most devastatingly of all, another review site, Ciao, has lost 99% of its search engine visibility in Google.
Another horse had tested positive for the same substance, so I thought it prudent to take a precautionary test which not only surprisingly, let alone devastatingly, has also shown to be positive.
Devastatingly increasing pollution has to control through initiating awareness campaigns and providing educational facilities in which students should be taught from initial level to high level he added.
DEVASTATINGLY for the sport, the biggest news of 2008 was as bad as it could get, with the bombshell that Walthamstow, the biggest and best track in the country, would close its doors on August 16.
And it may be just as much the injured party in 2009 if, as is happening, the banks' previous policy of being devastatingly profligate with our money is followed with a subtly different policy of being devastatingly mean with it.
A devastatingly effective and witty performer in the Commons, Salmond achieved a lifetime's burning ambition and shook the Labour party to the core when conducting a brilliant campaign to win power in Scotland.
The commitment to reconciliation was tested much later following the devastatingly brutal war between the states.
Spike Lee's ``When the Levees Broke: A Requiem in Four Acts'' may be portentously overtitled, but it burns with a devastatingly muted fury.
In an ideal world, there would be no under-duress adoptions; but also in an ideal world, according to the author, race would cease to exist as a devastatingly meaningful social category.
In this case, that means helpless, beautiful birds who have not done anything devastatingly wrong as compared to any other living species.
That final catharsis--with just a hint that healing will begin--is devastatingly powerful.
Breaching these terms could subject a university to damages, and perhaps more devastatingly, prevent it from securing future contracts.