how to pronounce devastated


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devastated is pronounced in four syllables

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

“… gbd donuts but we're devastated to find …”

meanings of devastated


  1. Ruined, ravaged.
  2. Extremely upset and shocked.


  1. Simple past tense and past participle of devastate.

devastated frequency in english - C1 level of CEFR

the word devastated occurs in english on average 6.2 times per one million words; this frequency warrants it to be in the study list for C1 level of language mastery according to CEFR, the Common European Framework of Reference.

topics devastated can be related to

it is hard to perfectly classify words into specific topics since each word can have many context of its use, but our machine-learning models believe that devastated can be often used in the following areas:

1) communication, information, and media;

2) life, nature, and living environment;

3) people, society, and culture;

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