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Meaning of devastate

dev•as•tate

Pronunciation: (dev'u-stāt"), [key]
— -tat•ed, -tat•ing.
  1. to lay waste; render desolate: The invaders devastated the city.
  2. to overwhelm.
Random House Unabridged Dictionary, Copyright © 1997, by Random House, Inc., on Infoplease.
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