Traducción de devastate en español:


devastar, v.

Pronunciación /ˈdɛvəˌsteɪt/ /ˈdɛvəsteɪt/

Ver definición en español de devastar

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  • 1

    (lay waste)
    (town/country) devastar
    (town/country) asolar
    • Residents who claim a wind farm on the fells would destroy the landscape and devastate tourism are being urged to oppose the development before it even becomes a formal proposal.
    • All this can devastate lives, destroy relationships, disrupt work, cloud effective thinking, and affect physical health and ruin futures.
    • There's big, bad weather devastating the farms.
    • Seabed trawling destroys the structure and devastates the communities on the seabed, many of which take a long time to recover.
    • More are needed to ensure that the York's tourist trade is not devastated by a spell of wet weather.
    • These attacks will devastate industrial cities across the United States which have already seen tens of thousands of manufacturing jobs disappear over the last two decades.
    • But the private sector considers the possibility of an earthquake devastating our city as less remote.
    • Unless income can be generated from elsewhere, many tourist businesses will be devastated.
    • It devastated the city bringing the financial capital of India to a grinding halt.
    • Well aware that North Korean missiles can devastate its cities, the Japanese are desperate for both a peaceful solution and American support.
    • Just five kilograms of plutonium, in the wrong hands, could devastate a city.
    • The larger the scale of the extreme weather, the more devastating the impact on population sizes.
    • The battle for Manila lasted two weeks and devastated the city and its population.
    • An ocean strike would be considerably worse, potentially devastating the coastlines of entire continents.
    • Our fine city has been devastated by the floods and many people have had their properties severely damaged.
    • The government should, if necessary, be willing to run a deficit, he said, insisting the collapse of the cattle industry would devastate the entire provincial economy.
    • The industry is united in its belief that the proposed fishing bans will devastate the industry and lead to tens of thousands of job losses and bankruptcies.
    • Flanders in Belgium had been all but destroyed with the ancient city of Ypres being devastated.
    • Some 57 countries have banned imports of U.S. beef, devastating the industry.
    • Whilst motorists are fuming in anger about oil prices, the reindeer-herding tribal peoples of Siberia are paying, sometimes with their lives, for the oil industry which devastates their homes.
  • 2

    (opposition/argument) aplastar
    (opposition/argument) arrollar
    (opposition/argument) demoler
    she was devastated by grief estaba deshecha de dolor
    • I was devastated when I heard quedé deshecho / anonadado cuando me enteré
    • The sand bird mother was totally devastated by her loss, and cried out her grief in the jungle.
    • She was devastated and traumatised in the aftermath of the Pullathomas landslide.
    • Without hesitation, the young man complies, even though the loss of this catch devastates him.
    • Clearly, Aggie's mother and father were absolutely devastated at the loss of their daughter.
    • ‘I see how the social programs are devastating the people around here,’ he said.
    • He is utterly devastated that people now think he is a drugs dealer.
    • This provides a backdrop for her novel, a story beautifully told of a mother's descent into madness when her husband deserts, devastating their sensitive daughter Faith, the narrator.
    • It was a crime that shook a picture-postcard North Lincolnshire village to its core, devastating a family that had farmed the land around Winteringham for generations.
    • A training ride accident left one cyclist dead and five more critically or seriously injured, devastating the Australian women's team.
    • The lawmakers heard clear evidence that the exploitation of illegal labor is simply devastating American workers.
    • In both, they have a passionate affair and finally Lolita dies, devastating her lover.
    • Conversely, we've gotten an e-mail that says, ‘Just the thought of making fun of eating disorders devastates me.’
    • Someone we love is dead; or a child is seriously ill; or a relationship that sustained us falls apart; or a family conflict devastates us; and we begin to see how flimsy and ethereal are money or success or influence.
    • Max's death devastates his friend, but his demand that Kevin write their story offers the surviving boy a future, built on a glorious period from their past.
    • The family were devastated and two years after they are still trying to cope.
    • Nothing like this tragedy has happened to me before and I am devastated.
    • He remains devastated by the defeat, after 18 years representing the constituency.
    • I think I speak for many Australians here when I say we were devastated by the attack.
    • When I got home he'd questioned me and I'd refused to tell, even though I was devastated by it.
    • We were devastated, and at first were unable to think about another dog.