|1.||[ verb ] devastate or ravage|
|Synonyms:||waste desolate ravage scourge lay_waste_to|
"The enemy lay waste to the countryside after the invasion"
|Related terms:||destroy ruin destruction devastation bane ravaging bleakness devastation destroyer|
|2.||[ verb ] overwhelm or overpower|
"He was devastated by his grief when his son died"
|Related terms:||overwhelm devastation|