名词:devastation 副词:devastatingly 动词过去式:devastated 过去分词:devastated 现在分词:devastating 第三人称单数:devastates
(a) completely destroy (sth); ruin 彻底毁坏（某事物）; 毁灭; 摧毁
*a house devastated by a bomb 被炸弹炸毁的房子
* War devastated the country. 战争摧毁了这个国家.
(b) (infml 口) shock (sb); overwhelm 令（某人）震惊; 使（某人）难以承受
*She was devastated by his death. 她因他去世而悲痛欲绝.
* I was devastated by the news of the crash. 我获悉失事的消息感到十分震惊.
[Date: 1600-1700; Language: Latin;Origin: devastare, from vastare 'to lay waste, destroy']
to make someone feel extremely shocked and sad
Rob was devastated by the news of her death.
to damage something very badly or completely
The city centre was devastated by the bomb.