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  Definition of devastation
  1. termination by an act of destruction
  2. plundering with excessive damage and destruction
  3. an event that results in total destruction
  4. the feeling of being counfounded or overwhelmed; "her departure left him in utter devasation"
  5. the state of being decayed or destroyed
Similar Words: destruction, ravaging, desolation

 

Hyponyms: disaster, kill, laying waste, ruin, ruining, ruination, wrecking, razing, leveling, tearing down, demolishing, annihilation, obliteration, decimation, self-destruction, neutralization, neutralisation, sabotage, extermination, liquidation, holocaust, demolition, spoliation, vandalism, hooliganism, malicious mischief, blight

 

Derivational Morphology: lay waste to, waste, devastate, desolate, ravage, scourge, destroy, destruct, ruin, depopulate

 

 
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