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Adjective
Highly destructive or damaging
“The Chapman family live in Larkham Rise in Chippenham, but a problem in the water heating system led to a tank meltdown and gallons of water soaking through the house, causing devastating damage.”
Adjective
Causing severe shock, distress, or grief
“In another devastating blow for the family, Mr O'Connor and his wife tragically lost their young daughter, Aoife, three years ago when she died after suffering from cancer.”
Adjective
Extremely impressive or effective
“He pulled away suddenly and gazed at me with raw emotion clear in his eyes, smiling that irresistible and devastating smile of his.”
Adjective
Trenchant
“His devastating criticism of the Prime Minister.”
Adjective
“The most devastating performance of his career.”
Verb
Present participle for destroy or ruin
“Well aware that North Korean missiles can devastate its cities, the Japanese are desperate for both a peaceful solution and American support.”
Verb
Present participle for to subject to incapacitating emotional or mental stress
“We were devastated, and at first were unable to think about another dog.”
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