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Synonyms for devastateˈdɛv əˌsteɪt

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. lay waste to, waste, devastate, desolate, ravage, scourge(verb)

    cause extensive destruction or ruin utterly

    "The enemy lay waste to the countryside after the invasion"

    Synonyms:
    waste, harry, scourge, emaciate, flagellate, abandon, blow, forsake, run off, devastate, desert, neutralise, pine away, neutralize, desolate, consume, macerate, ware, depopulate, languish, liquidate, squander, ravage, do in, rot, knock off, lay waste to

  2. devastate(verb)

    overwhelm or overpower

    "He was devastated by his grief when his son died"

    Synonyms:
    ravage, scourge, lay waste to, waste, desolate

Dictionary of English Synonymes

  1. devastate(v. a.)

    Synonyms:
    ravage, pillage, plunder, sack, spoil, despoil, destroy, desolate, strip, lay waste

PPDB, the paraphrase database

List of paraphrases:

devastates, ravage, invades, sweep, destroy, sweeps, invade


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