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Noun: devastation  ,de-vu'stey-shun
  1. The state of being decayed or destroyed
    - desolation
  2. The feeling of being confounded or overwhelmed
    "her departure left him in utter devastation"
  3. An event that results in total destruction
    - desolation
  4. Plundering with excessive damage and destruction
    - ravaging
  5. The termination of something by causing so much damage to it that it cannot be repaired or no longer exists
    - destruction

Derived forms: devastations

Type of: conclusion, deterioration, ending, feeling, impairment, pillage, pillaging, plundering, ruin, ruination, termination

Encyclopedia: Devastation