desolating

present participle of desolate
as in devastating
to bring to a complete end the physical soundness, existence, or usefulness of totally desolated the city with aerial bombs

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“Desolating.” Merriam-Webster.com Thesaurus, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/thesaurus/desolating. Accessed 18 Jul. 2024.

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