Synonyms of devastate in English:


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1‘the city was devastated by a huge earthquake’

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’

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