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dev·as·tate

 (dĕv′ə-stāt′)
tr.v. dev·as·tat·ed, dev·as·tat·ing, dev·as·tates
1. To lay waste; destroy.
2. To overwhelm; confound; stun: was devastated by the rude remark.

[Latin dēvāstāre, dēvāstāt- : dē-, de- + vāstāre, to lay waste (from vāstus, empty, desolate; see euə- in Indo-European roots).]

dev′as·tat′ing·ly adv.
dev′as·ta′tion n.
dev′as·ta′tor n.
References in classic literature ?
Thou devastator of the Gardens, I know thee, Pilkington.
Not 10 minutes into the game and I found myself face-to-face with the monstrous Devastator, who quickly wiped the smirk off my grill.
Not ten minutes into the game and I found myself face-to-face with the monstrous Devastator, who quickly wiped the smirk off my grill.
The team also went aboard USS Devastator, a mine sweeper, that comes with advanced Sonar to detect mines and a submarine Mine Neutralisation Vehicle to search and neutralise mines in deep sea.
Polio was a chief worry and crippling devastator of children prior to the 1960s when a vaccine was introduced to prevent its spread.
Beeman Devastator pellet at four different velocities at 25 yards.
During the Battle of Midway, Japanese carriers were not sunk by Devastator torpedo-bombers but by Dauntless dive-bombers.
In the red corner is English rival The Devastator - with three 6oz patties, 200g of pulled pork, six rashers of bacon, fries and coleslaw at the Red Dog Saloon in London.
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com Festival Flyer: 11-2 Swabys Tony, Fernhill Jess, 8-1 Minglers Jaguar, 10-1 Ballymac Jones, Devastator, Millwards Dan, Ballymac Oma, 12-1 Lampard, Glanmire Phanter, 14-1 Aero Prince, 16-1 Fairly Handy, 20-1 Yah Muppet, Blue Glenard, Skane Meadows, Diego Scolari, 25-1 Cloncunny Magic, 33-1 Lissom Jack, Drumna Bell (e-w - 1,2,3)
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designed to entertain fans and educate those who don't know Bumblebee from Devastator.