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English noun: devastation

1. devastation (state) the state of being decayed or destroyed


Synonymsdesolation


Broader (hypernym)deterioration, impairment


Narrower (hyponym)blight, ruin, ruination

2. devastation (feeling) the feeling of being confounded or overwhelmed


SamplesHer departure left him in utter devastation.


Broader (hypernym)feeling

3. devastation (event) an event that results in total destruction


Synonymsdesolation


Broader (hypernym)ruin, ruination

4. devastation (act) plundering with excessive damage and destruction


Synonymsravaging


Broader (hypernym)pillage, pillaging, plundering

5. devastation (act) the termination of something by causing so much damage to it that it cannot be repaired or no longer exists


Synonymsdestruction


Broader (hypernym)conclusion, ending, termination


Narrower (hyponym)annihilation, decimation, demolishing, demolition, disaster, extermination, holocaust, hooliganism, kill, laying waste, leveling, liquidation, malicious mischief, neutralisation, neutralization, obliteration, razing, ruin, ruination, ruining, sabotage, self-destruction, spoliation, tearing down, vandalism, wrecking









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