French translation of 'devastate'
1. (= seriously damage) [area, building] dévaster
2. (= deeply distress) anéantir
to be devastated by sth être anéanti(e) par qch
He was devastated by the news. Il a été anéanti par la nouvelle.
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If I caused that much destruction, it would devastate the Harshini, who are linked to the same power source as me.HARSHINI (2003)
The power that would be released would devastate the world!SANDS OF TIME (2003)
Darling, I've got to see Jon before I explode with the force of an H-bomb and devastate the diocese.ABSOLUTE TRUTHS (2003)
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British English: devastate VERB
If something devastates an area or a place, it damages it very badly or destroys it totally.
A fire had devastated large parts of the castle.
Translation of devastate from the Collins English to French Dictionary