devastate


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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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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.
He devastates his own kingdom in the wantonness of his force.
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.
We should all welcome any measures against criminals who not only devastate the lives of the elderly without a second thought, but risk giving our honest, hardworking tradesmen a bad name.