AskDefine | Define devastation

Dictionary Definition



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

User Contributed Dictionary




  1. The act of devastating, or the state of being devastated; a laying waste.
  2. Waste of the goods of the deceased by an executor or administrator.

Extensive Definition

Devastation may refer to:
  • Comic characters or comic books:
  • A pop group:
    • Devastations, a musical group from Melbourne, Australia and based out of Berlin, Germany

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