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devastate

From Longman Dictionary of Contemporary Englishdevastatedev‧a‧state /ˈdevəsteɪt/ ●○○ verb [transitive] 🔊 🔊 1 SAD/UNHAPPYSHOCKto make someone feel extremely shocked and sad 🔊 Rob was devastated by the news of her death.2 DESTROYto damage something very badly or completely 🔊 The city centre was devastated by the bomb.see thesaurus at destroydevastation /ˌdevəˈsteɪʃən/ noun [uncountable]→ See Verb table
Examples from the Corpus
devastateThe small, thriving community has been devastated.The country has been devastated by floods.This second attack has just devastated him.Her mother's early death from cancer devastated Lianne.Bombing raids devastated the city of Dresden.A huge explosion devastated the downtown area last night.Years of war have devastated this island nation.
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Verb table
devastate
Simple Form
Present
itdevastates
itdevastated
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Present perfect
ithas devastated
Past perfect
ithad devastated
Future
itwill devastate
Future perfect
itwill have devastated
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Continuous Form
Present
itis devastating
itwas devastating
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Present perfect
ithas been devastating
Past perfect
ithad been devastating
Future
itwill be devastating
Future perfect
itwill have been devastating
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