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devastating

adjective

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devastating

verb
present participle of devastate

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2 to bring to a complete end the physical soundness, existence, or usefulness of
  • the explosion devastated an entire city block

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3 to subject to incapacitating emotional or mental stress
  • we were devastated by the awful news of his death

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The first known use of devastating was in 1634

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“Devastating.” Merriam-Webster.com Thesaurus, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/thesaurus/devastating. Accessed 28 Feb. 2020.

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