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to destroy completely as or as if by conquering

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cause extensive destruction or ruin utterly

overwhelm or overpower

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In India, plant biosecurity in terms of intrusion of alien pests and their devastative effects on country's agriculture sector is alarmingly felt (ReshiandKhuroo, 2012, p.
Although this school has been rejected by the Roman Catholic Church and the Reformed Church and they believed it is devastative of the Christian faith basis(Mulend p.
This year to commemorate World Refugee Day, the UNHCR s global focus is on the devastative impacts of war on families.
He also said that the violent and devastative acts in Syria required an international effort to stop them, stressing that serious dialogue between opposition and the Syrian government is best solution to steer Syria away from violence and agree on a roadmap for change according to the Syrian people's will.
"Any disorders are devastative. There are forces who may involve ordinary citizens into disorders pursuing their selfish goals," the Speaker underlined.
80 Percent of Nowshera district has been badly affected by the current devastative flood and torrential rains.
Nothing justifies that a Lebanese mother should lose her son or that a wife or sister should mourn that young man who signed up for defending the country against a well-known enemy but not for taking part in a devastative civil war.
Nowshera district (80%) has been badly affected by the current devastative flood and torrential rains (Saeeda, et al., 2011).
The government and the prime minister [Najib Mikati] should not associate themselves with its devastative impact," the statement added.
Affecting large proportions of neural cells, aneuploidy is usually devastative and it is suggested to be the hallmark of numerous pathogenic processes in human brain (2).
Many hindrances were oversimplified or ignored by staff and planners which later on turned devastative. Village community thought that these weaknesses were manipulated by influential landlords to increase their hegemonic control over people.
The Yemeni dictator, who has remained defiant in the face of frequent calls by the tribal leaders, opposition groups and demonstrators to step down and give up power, has turned his country into a bloodbath, making the Yemeni uprising the longest and most devastative revolution in the wave of protests in the Middle East.
Only they are often too severe for puny humans to stand by: devastative earthquakes and tsunamis, floods and hurricanes, plagues and famines, incurable diseases and accidents on land, air and waters all bespeak of human greed and scientific arrogance.
Now, almost all the tech experts are busy in making such vulnerable games, which are less entertaining but more devastative in nature.
(63.) At present, biological and chemical weapons have not developed to a level of devastative potential to merit aggregation, notwithstanding the current penchant for the collective term of "'weapons of mass destruction."