how to pronounce devastate

dɛvəstɛɪt

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An example use of devastate in a speech by a native speaker of american english:

“… you know devastate all of humanity so …”

meanings of devastate

verb:

  1. To break beyond recovery or repair so that the only options are abandonment or the clearing away of useless remains (if any) and starting over.
  2. To ruin many or all things over a large area, such as most or all buildings of a city, or cities of a region, or trees of a forest.
  3. To destroy a whole collection of related ideas, beliefs, and strongly held opinions.