Synonyms of devastate in English:

devastate


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verb

1‘the city was devastated by a huge earthquake’

SYNONYMS
destroy, ruin, leave in ruins, wreck, lay waste, wreak havoc on, ravage, ransack, leave desolate, demolish, raze, raze to the ground, level, flatten, annihilate

2‘he was devastated by the news’

SYNONYMS
shatter, shock, stun, daze, dumbfound, traumatize, crush, overwhelm, overcome, greatly upset, distress
informal knock for six, knock sideways, knock the stuffing out of