Definition of devastation in English:

devastation

Syllabification: dev·as·ta·tion
Pronunciation: /ˌdevəˈstāSHən
 
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noun

  • 2Severe and overwhelming shock or grief: she spoke of her devastation at his death
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    • There was no place for her to hide from her utter devastation.
    • Time slows down in the wake of such personal devastations.
    • Having seen atrocious loss in World War II, I understand the devastation of armed conflict.

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