Definition of Devastation

1. Noun. The state of being decayed or destroyed.

Exact synonyms: Desolation
Generic synonyms: Deterioration, Impairment
Specialized synonyms: Ruin, Ruination, Blight
Derivative terms: Desolate, Devastate



2. Noun. The feeling of being confounded or overwhelmed. "Her departure left him in utter devastation"
Generic synonyms: Feeling
Derivative terms: Devastate

3. Noun. An event that results in total destruction.
Exact synonyms: Desolation
Generic synonyms: Ruin, Ruination
Derivative terms: Desolate, Desolate, Devastate

4. Noun. Plundering with excessive damage and destruction.
Exact synonyms: Ravaging
Generic synonyms: Pillage, Pillaging, Plundering
Derivative terms: Devastate, Ravage

5. Noun. The termination of something by causing so much damage to it that it cannot be repaired or no longer exists.

Definition of Devastation

1. n. The act of devastating, or the state of being devastated; a laying waste.

Definition of Devastation

1. Noun. The act of devastating, or the state of being devastated; a laying waste. ¹

2. Noun. Waste of the goods of the deceased by an executor or administrator. ¹

¹ Source: wiktionary.com

Definition of Devastation

1. [n -S]

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Devastation

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devaporation
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devas
devascularisation
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devastate
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devastatingly
devastation (current term)
devastational
devastations
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devastators
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devata
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devein
deveined
deveining
deveins

Literary usage of Devastation

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1. International Law: A Treatise by Lassa Oppenheim (1921)
"The question must also be considered whether, General and under what conditions, general devastation of locality, be it a town or a larger part of ..."

2. A Treatise on International Law by William Edward Hall, Alexander Pearce Higgins (1917)
"devastation is capableof being regarded independently tahon ; as one of tQe ... Grotius held that ' devastation is to be tolerated which reduces an enemy in ..."

3. International Law and the World War by James Wilford Garner (1920)
"2 Many details of the systematic devastation of France are given in an article by ... 3 Cf. an article entitled " The devastation of Northern France " by ..."

4. The Elements of International Law: With an Account of Its Origin Sources and by George Breckenridge Davis (1908)
"The rule in respect to the devastation of the territory of the enemy is deduced from ... devastation is therefore justified: (l.) When dictated by military ..."

5. The Rebellion Record: A Diary of American Events by Frank Moore, Edward Everett (1868)
"You will, therefore, desist from further acts of war and devastation until you hear that ... devastation of the entire country in the vicinity of the city. ..."

6. The Principles of International Law by Thomas Joseph Lawrence (1905)
"The next statement to be made and discussed is that devastation is generally ... We have already seen devastation sener- how in comparatively recent times ..."

7. Human Geography: An Attempt at a Positive Classification, Principles and by Jean Brunhes, Isaiah Bowman, Richard Elwood Dodge, Irville Charles Le Compte (1920)
"A complex type of plant and animal devastation in the equatorial forest: the Fang. j. The extractive industries from the geographic point of view. 4. ..."

8. A History of the Protestant "reformation," in England and Ireland: Showing ...by William Cobbett by William Cobbett (1824)
"... suddenly turn your head ; jog away from the scene of devastation ; with " old English Hospitality" in your mind, reach the nearest inn, and there, ..."

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